Diamond ring stolen as Wallington eBay seller makes a cup of tea
A couple responded to an eBay advert for a £5,000 diamond ring for sale - and ran off with it when the 62-year-old male seller went to make them a cup of tea.
After responding to the advert, a man and a woman called around to view the ring at a flat in Park Hill Road, Wallington, on Sunday August 5 at 9am.
They were shown into the lounge and were given the ring and the supporting valuation documents to examine whilst the seller went into the kitchen to make them a cup of tea.
But after hearing movement near the front door, the man returned to see the suspects get into a vehicle speed off.
The ring is described as a diamond and platinum ring, set with seven emerald cut diamonds.
One of the suspects wore a protective mask around his neck - which he explained away by saying he had been working in a dusty loft.
The suspect's vehicle is described as a dark coloured, small, two-door hatchback. It left along Hall Road towards Woodcote Road.
Detective Sergeant Andy Wickens, of Sutton CID, who is leading the investigation, said he wants to hear from anyone who has been offered the ring for sale. "We expect the ring to be sold intact - so please call us if you can help."
You can contact Sutton CID on 020 8649 0747. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111