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APD: Jewel Thief Identified, Still At Large

Published On: Jan 09 2014 04:38:16 PM AKST   Updated On: Jan 09 2014 04:26:00 PM AKST
Anchorage police are looking for the public’s nabbing jewelry thief.

Photo courtesy Anchorage Police

Anchorage police are looking for the public’s help nabbing jewelry thief.


Anchorage police have identified 30-year-old Christopher Ross Wilson as the suspect in a string of thefts from multiple pawn shops and jewelry stores.  

Wilson was named the suspect after multiple tips were received from the public by the Anchorage Police Theft Unit. Police spokesperson Dani Myren wrote in a release Friday.

Myren said a warrant has been obtained for Wilson’s arrest. He faces four counts of second-degree theft stemming from four separate incidents. The total value of stolen jewelry is around $19,000, Myren wrote.

Wilson is approximately 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. 

ORIGINAL STORY -- Jan. 9, 2014

Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help identifying a jewelry thief.

In a posting on the municipality’s web site Thursday, police say they have received multiple reports of a man visiting jewelry stores and gaining the trust of staff before getting jewelry in his hands and running off with it.

The man has stolen from three local jewelery stores, police say.

The suspect was seen leaving the stores in a blue Ford Explorer with a yellow license plate.

Additionally, police say the man has words, or a phrase, tattooed on his left wrist and wears earrings in both ears.

The police are asking any members of the public with information on the suspect and his whereabouts to call police at 786-8900, share anonymously via Crimestoppers at 561-STOP (7867), or visit Anchorage Crimestopper’s website.