Police want to speak to man after brazen theft of diamond ring

Police have released images of a man they would like to speak to after a brazen thief ran out of a jewellery shop with a solitaire diamond ring in Melbourne.

The man parked his late model white Holden Astra hatchback with the hazard lights flashing on Toorak Road at Camberwell about 2.20pm on May 10, police said on Thursday.

Once inside the shop, he asked about the ring on display in the window and when he was given it to look at, he ran off, got back into his car and drove towards the city.

Victoria Police have released images of a man they would like to speak to after the theft of a diamond ring. Source: Victoria Police

The car was last seen travelling west on Toorak Road towards the city.

Investigators have released images of a man they believe may be able to help them with his inquiries.

Police have released a picture of the ring which was taken by a brazen thief. Source: Victoria Police
The late model white Holden Astra the man was travelling in. Source: Victoria Police