Maybe this diamond is not a thief, by thinking a few things

He is asked, the hand itself, with the police revealed that he has been ripped in living colour in CCTV-footage — and you have spread it far and wide.

The man visited the flagship Cerrone jewelers store in Martin Place on Monday, before seeing it again on Tuesday and ask to have the stone.

It is believed that he used Monday’s visit to study the stone, and have made a copy.

To ask to see the stone-on Tuesday, then he moved on to the uncut diamond with a replica of a lesser value, while the employee was shot in the back, left the luxury Shop.

The cubic Zirconia he switched for the real thing is relatively worthless.

“It’s pretty brazen,” New South Wales Police Inspector John Bamford reporters in Sydney, said on Friday.

“It is something we don’t normally see.”

The suspected thief outside the store. Image: NSW Police

The man who is allegedly the diamond changed hands a fake. Image: NSW Police

The release of the CCTV footage of the accused thief, who police described him as being of Asian appearance with a slim build and short black hair.

“The best thing that could do man, would hand, the said day street police Station,” inspector Bamford.

He would not speculate as to comment on how the stone was replaced, even about whether or not the man may be a professional or an opportunistic thief.

Shop manager Alison Kotevski said AAP staff did what they could to retrieve the precious stone and catch the criminals.

He told the staff he wanted with views of the large stones and, as necessary, in order to make a purchase before the end of the week,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

When the staff realized that the switch had been made, they contacted the police.