Authorities asking for help identifying thief

The man accused of stealing merchandise from Kay's Jeweler is seen on camera while inside the store. Photos provided by the Zanesville Police Department.

The man accused of stealing merchandise from Kay's Jeweler is seen on camera while inside the store. Photos provided by the Zanesville Police Department.

By Jessica Johnston, Assistant News Director

The Zanesville Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying a man that fled from Kay Jewelers with items after asking to see some merchandise.

Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a person described as an African-American male in his late forties or early fifties asked to look at some merchandise at Kay Jewelers located at 3945 Taryn Trace, according to a media release from ZPD Detective Phil Michel.

Upon gathering the items he had asked to look at, the man immediately fled from the store.

The man, described to have a goatee, was wearing glasses, a grey coat, blue jeans and a toboggan.

Anyone with information surrounding the incident is asked to call the Zanesville Police Department or Detective Chris Andrews at 740.455.0700.