police warn of jewelry scam making the rounds in regina - gold pendant and earring set

by:JINGLIXIN     2019-07-28
police warn of jewelry scam making the rounds in regina  -  gold pendant and earring set
Regina police have warned people of the ongoing gold and jewelry scam.
On May 21, police received a report saying a man approached a victim at a business in 4000 block Albert Street.
The perpetrator said he had lost his wallet and needed money to buy food and shelter.
Then he exchanged gold jewelry for money.
The victim received the jewelry and gave the money to the suspect.
It was not until later that the victim suspected that the value of the gold jewelry was not equal to the money he gave the man.
The suspect is described as a man in his 40 s with a light complexion, baldness and beard.
He was seen driving a dark SUV with an Alberta licence.
Earlier this year, Regina police also warned that there was also a scam targeting the elderly and their credit cards.
The methods used include two-or three-person set-
Divert attention and theft from victims
Police believe the suspect is from one city to another because the stolen credit card was used in several cities in western Canada.
These thefts occur in or near grocery stores, department stores, and pharmacies, usually in the parking lot of the merchant.
The victim is shopping in the store and feels that the next person in line is standing too close and may remember the victim's PIN.
Outside the store, the same suspect called the victim and said that a $20 bill on the ground must have fallen accidentally.
The victim became upset and the suspect insisted on helping to put the bill into the victim's wallet or wallet, but also stole the credit card.
Anyone who sees such suspicious behavior is required to contact the police immediately.
Anyone with information that would help resolve these crimes is required to contact the Regina police station at 306-777-
6500 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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