Windsor Police are warning the public that if they engaged in sales over the internet they should not allow those strangers into their homes.
This warning comes after a 60-year-old man decided to sell some of his collection of high-end watches over the internet. An interested buyer made arrangements to meet the man at his home to view the pieces on Friday September 21st at 10pm.
Police say that when the interested buyer was at the victims home, the buyer asked to view the entire collection of watches because he wanted to purchase as many as possible. The buyer prepared some coffee for the victim while they discussed the sale price of the pieces. As the victim drank his coffee, he claimed that he began to feel light-headed and ill. He passed out and believes he was drugged. When he woke up in the morning, his collection of watches and the suspect were both missing.
Police are looking for a white male 6’1″, 165 lbs, with dark hair, possibly Italian or Arabic, 35 years with stubble on his face. He was wearing a blue or black baseball hat, grey hoodie, blue jeans and running shoes. He claimed his name was Bastien and that he was from the Toronto area.
Police are asking anyone with information in relation to this case to call 519-255-6700 ex 4830 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477)
Police are also examining video of the accused arriving and exiting the apartment building.