OPP Investigating Distraction Theft

Monday November 9th, 2020

Posted at 1:55pm

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OPP in Essex are investigating a distraction theft.

Police say around 3:45pm on Sunday, November 8th, 2020, the victim just happened to be outside on Harvey Street in the Town of Essex when a white GMC Terrain stopped near her driveway.

The female passenger called out for assistance in locating a local dentist claiming to be from Dubai and unfamiliar with the area. The victim entered into conversation, trying to help the female passenger exited the vehicle and attempted to gift the victim a piece of jewelry as thanks for her help.

The victim declined, but the female moved to place a necklace on the victim and returned to the vehicle’s passenger side, which then left the area. The victim returned to her residence, and the necklace began to fall off. She then realized that her necklace, a 96-year-old family heirloom, had been removed.

The suspect was wearing a mask but is described as female, short, with an accent, approximately 50.

The driver is described as dark hair, black moustache.

Police ask that anyone who may have been approached to report the incident to 1-888-310-1122, and those with video camera surveillance systems to review for any suspect information.

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