Twelve Division police have arrested three people in connection with Weston-area thefts. The thefts were extremely unusual, as are the suspects. A female suspect would allegedly approach an elderly “Italian-looking” woman, ask her some questions about the neighbourhood, and then, in gratitude, hug her.
while doing so remove their necklace and/or earrings from the victims and replaces it with a false set or earrings and necklaces. Waiting in the getaway vehicle is a driver and sometimes a two- to- four-year-old child in a baby seat.
says Detective Sergeant Greenaway.
Police have arrested a married couple and their 18-year-old son. The suspects are Romani—better known as gypsies—and are claiming refugee status in Canada. They had been previously arrested in September for similar crimes.
Police believe there are more victims and are asking them to come forward. At least one woman was robbed in the Weston area.