March 19, 2015 - 3:00 PM
KELOWNA - RCMP believe there are more victims out there of a thief who poses as a jewellry buyer, then rips off the would-be seller.
Several distraught victims have called 911 in recent days after man stole rings right off their fingers, Sgt. Brad Swecera says in a media release.
The victims were asked to meet the thief during the day after he responded to their classified ads about jewellry for sale. Once they met, the man would ask to inspect the jewelry then snatch it right out of the victims hands.
The suspect is described as being a 6’ to 6’6” tall white male wearing a grey top, jeans, runners and a baseball cap. He has a beard and was wearing sunglasses.
Police are cautioning anyone selling jewellry privately to take precautions about who they are meeting and where.
These theft investigations are ongoing and police are asking anyone with any information regarding this suspect or thefts to contact their local police, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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