St. Thomas man duped by jewellery scam
A St. Thomas man is out $80 after being duped in a jewellery scam. The man was standing on the front lawn of his East Street residence when two men in a white van approached him. The men explained they needed money for gas to get back to Toronto and one man left his bracelet and ring as collateral in return for $80, police said. Police said the man inspected the jewellery and it appeared to be worth more than $80. While the man was inside getting the money the suspects swapped out the jewellery for worthless pieces, police said. The suspects left with the cash and never returned. Police describe one of the men as late 20s with curly dark hair and scruffy facial hair. The second man is described as older with a dark receding hairline and scruffy facial hair. If you have any information about the incident, contact St. Thomas police at 519-631-1224, www.stps.on. ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.