NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A Long Island woman coming home after a trip to the grocery store got a scary surprise from a thief seeking her diamond engagement ring.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall: Women Are On Alert

The incident occurred Wednesday evening when 65-year-old Nahid Kamali was pulling into the garage of her upscale King’s Point home. She said the suspect approached her and took her ring so quickly, she didn’t even know what happened.

Kamali told CBS 2’s John Slattery that “somebody said ‘give me ring,'” and the next thing she knew, the whole incident ended in “one minute.”

Kamali said the man had come to the driver’s side door of her car and was reaching for her and kept saying “just give me ring.” She said she was not hurt during the incident.

Jack Miller of the King’s Point Police Department said the suspect put his hand over Kamali’s mouth and said “I’m not going to hurt you, I only want the ring.”

Kamali had just been to a grocery store in nearby Great Neck, walking the aisles where anyone could have seen her hands on the cart handle. Police believe the woman was targeted at the store.

“They saw her jewelry and followed her home,” Miller said.

The victim was only able to give police a vague description of the thief. For other shoppers at the same store, news of the theft made for great concern.

“That’s very scary. That’s really scary,” one customer said.

Police are currently reviewing surveillance footage from the grocery store and the neighborhood to see if they can identify the suspect.

SOUND-OFF: Do you think people need to be more careful about displaying expensive jewelry in public? Let us know in the comments sections below…

Comments (8)
  1. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    I think the Police need to take a close look at this woman’s story and see if she had insurance for the ring ..

  2. Custer says:

    John Lennon was a commie, Paul wrote all the good stuff.
    How about a description of the theif so we can all keep an eye out? For some reason they never give descriptions. Hmmm.

  3. Caturah Andersen says:

    I’m sorry if this was the real thing, it had to be frightening. But—- Her story to your reporter and her story to the police read differently. “I’m not going to hurt you, I only want the ring.” is quite a bit different from “just give me ring” x2 or3
    I can’t help but think what a convenient insurance scam this would be with previous reports of women being followed home being so recent.
    Sorry had to say it and your “Sound-off” question… well it’s just silly.

  4. ProFromDover says:

    It was Alberich from Nibelheim.

  5. MrPhilip Philip Philips says:

    I don’t think so, What belongs to you is yours to do with, You paid for it , you pay your taxes ,you pay for every thing that you live for and the law that is supposed to protect those interests. If you are robbed the law is responsible for that they should pay then. this is what happens when somebody is sleeping on the job where are the critics they sleep too, The robber is someone not seen before by her but knows her since the day she got married.he is someone who has been in her back ground all along.There is no need to wear extras on you when it is of no use to you, besides you are police women what backup can a diamond ring give you.

    1. MCK says:

      What the hell are you rambling on about?

  6. Anthony says:

    When John Lennon appeared in concert, he told the poor people to clap their hands and the rich people to rattle their jewelry. I wonder if there were any robberies following the concerts.

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