St. Thomas man duped by jew­ellery scam

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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