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Friday, 12 June 2015

Public Safety Alert: Distraction Theft

Please note, the Toronto Police Service has released a Public Safety Alert following this recent incident of distraction theft:
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a distraction theft that was committed on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in the area of Kipling Avenue and The Queensway.

It is reported that:
  • an 86-year-old man was seated on the porch of his home when he observed a dark, mid-sized, four-door vehicle stop in front of his home
  • a woman exited the car and approached the man
  • the woman commented on the man's gold necklace and then proceeded to give him another gold necklace
  • the woman left shortly after, at which time the man realized that his gold necklace had been removed

The woman is described as white, having a heavy build. She was wearing a dark-coloured dress.

Anyone with information can contact the Police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.
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If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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