Women Pretending To Be Canvassing For A Charitable Organization Rob Homeowner

Thursday June 20th, 2013

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The Chatham-Kent police are looking for information regarding a theft in Chatham.

Police say that this past Tuesday, two women attended a residence on Park Avenue West purporting to be canvassing for a charitable organization. The women were asking for donations of clothing.

The homeowner told them women that she had a bag of clothes upstairs that she could donate. The homeowner invited the women into her home to wait while she gathered her donation. The homeowner turned over a bag of clothes and the women left.

About 30 minutes later, the homeowner noticed that her daughter’s iPad and a necklace with a jade pendant were missing. Total value of the theft was estimated at $600.

The first suspect is described as a white woman, early 20’s, 5’2”, 130lbs with dark shoulder-length hair in a ponytail who was wearing jeans, a white t-shirt and carrying a black and grey backpack.

The second suspect is described as a woman in her early 30’s, 5’2”, 110lbs and was last seen wearing jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Dave Miller at 519-436-6600 extension #87231. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Police remind everyone to ensure that proper identification is provided by those canvassing to verify the authenticity of their position. Never invite strangers into your home and report all suspicious behavior to police immediately.

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