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Chesterfield police believe woman stole rings she found at Wawa


Chesterfield police need your help to find a woman who, they believe, stole rings worth thousands of dollars. We spoke to the victim who says, their sentimental value is priceless.

Leisha Parker accidentally dropped three rings off her lap while getting out of her vehicle in the Wawa parking lot on Boulder Springs Drive in Chesterfield.   

"I had taken them off to put lotion on my hands," Parker said. "I went to Wawa to get coffee for my husband and myself. I would have heard them fall but there was trash on the ground right where I parked so I thought it was the trash that was making the noise when my rings hit the ground."

Chesterfield police say, surveillance video shows that a short while later, a suspect pulled up in Parker's spot and can be seen bending over and picking something up. She then gets into her car and leaves.

Police say, no one else was seen in the spot either by car or foot in the meantime. The rings were never turned in to police or Wawa.

According to police, even if you find something on the road unattended, you must make an attempt to locate the owner or at least turn found property into police. Larceny is defined as any attempt to permanently deprive the owner of their property.

In this case, the suspect should have notified Wawa management of her discovery and/or contacted the police department. Since the value of the rings are over $5,000 combined, this would be classified as grand larceny, a felony.

"If you find property, you MUST attempt to locate the owner. Always turn in to police," tweeted CrimeSolversCCH.

Parker and her husband say, they aren't looking to press charges but want the rings returned. Two of the rings are part of a wedding set, which Parker has had since her husband proposed 19 years ago.

The third ring belonged to her dead mother.

"The set that I bought my wife is definitely replaceable but you can't replace her mother's ring," said DeVolus Parker, Leisha's husband.

That ring is yellow gold, sits in a gold mount and has eight, small circle diamonds. The wedding band is a channel band of princess cut stones and one stone is missing. The engagement ring has one main stone with two smaller diamonds next to it, then a channel band of emerald cut diamonds.

If you have any information that can help police, call Crime Stoppers at 748-0660.

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