Police warn of distraction thefts

12 Division police are warning residents of distraction thefts.

In a recent example, a woman approached a elderly man  and stole his gold necklace by saying that she wanted him to have a necklace of her own. While touching him, she stole his necklace and then quickly fled in a white SUV.

The suspect is described as “white, 40 to 45 years of age, with red hair in a bun… The vehicle they were seen in is described as a white, four door Volkswagen Tiguan SUV.”


Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

One thought on “Police warn of distraction thefts”

  1. There you go..

    Anything goes – even during these days of COVID-19.

    Up close and too personal with another “senior” distracted by a certain amount of questionable “charm”.

    And, this poor old guy didn’t have a clue as to what was truly happening to him at that moment – “ ..fish in a barrel” easy, that was.

    So now, I’m trying to decide which incident was more creepy during these awkward, physical distancing days – this episode, or the “charming” kissing bandit who stole a long, hard kiss from an unexpecting young woman being interviewed in Trinity Bellwood’s Park the other day. Also, reported on this same local CTV affiliate.

    Bizarrely, she thought this total stranger with a Irish accent to be, “..Hot!”

    “Text me!”
    (she exclaimed)

    Not a care about any old virus.

    Or this inappropriate behaviour..
    .. at the best of times!

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