A Lincoln man has been arrested after stealing almost $80,000 in rings from a jewelry store.

It happened Saturday afternoon at Diamond Master Jewelers on North 48th street.

28–Year–Old Quin Howell asked to see a ring.

When the associate pulled out the case to show him he grabbed 18 rings and ran.

Lincoln Police say two DISH Network employees heard a store employee calling for help and intervened, restraining Howell until officers arrived and arrested him. 

Seventeen of the 18 rings have been recovered.