Lothian and Borders Police are issuing a fresh appeal for information following a high-value jewellery theft in Edinburgh’s city centre.

A man in his twenties walked into the Lime Blue jewellery store on George Street at around 1.10pm on Thursday 27 September 2012 and asked to look at a number of rings.

When the sales assistant removed the rings from the display case, the man grabbed them and made off out of the store before entering a green Vauxhall Omega, which sped off down Castle Street and towards Queen Street.

The stolen rings are valued at around £27,000.

The suspect is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall with short dark spiky hair and wearing a dark blue jacket, jeans and white trainers.

A police spokesman said:- “We now know the make and model of the getaway vehicle and we are keen to hear from anyone who can help us identify the driver.

“The store has provided us with images of the stolen rings and any businesses or individuals who are offered items matching their description should contact police immediately

“Similarly, anyone with any other information relating to this theft is also asked to come forward.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.