West Yorkshire Police has released CCTV images of a man and woman they want to question in connection with the theft of a diamond ring worth more than £50,000 from a Leeds jewellers.
A man and woman went into the Victoria Quarter city centre jewellers on Monday (August 25) and asked staff to show them various items of jewellery.
While staff were distracted the gold toothed thiefs stole a diamond ring, pictured, worth more than £50,000 from a display board.
Police now want to speak to a man, pictured, described as Asian, aged in his late thirties to forties, medium build, with short dark hair.
The woman, police are tracing, is described as similar age, about five foot two inches and was wearing a black headscarf, pictured.
Both had gold teeth at the front of their mouths, reported police.
PCSO James Hudson, of the city neighbourhood policing team, said: “It is believed these two are professional criminals who travel around committing offences of this type as they are confident and appear well practiced at this type of offence.
“As well as appealing for information to identify them we hope this publicity will serve as a warning to other jewellers to be aware of these offenders. We’d also like to hear from anyone who may have been offered such a ring for sale.”
Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact PCSO 135 Hudson at Leeds Central Police Station via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.