Monday, June 16, 2014
OPP Investigate Thefts of Jewellery in Grand Valley
Preliminary investigation revealed a female victim from Grand Valley received phone call from an unknown male looking to buy jewellery.
The victim agreed to meet the suspect at her residence. Once there she brought him up to her bedroom to show him her the jewellery that she had available. The male suspect bought jewellery and coins from the victim.
While in bedroom the male suspect then stole several pieces of expensive jewellery without knowledge of victim.
The suspect was referred to victim by friend.
These types of crime are not new, and are very often preventable through community engagement; empowering communities to play an active role in crime reduction initiatives.
Police are reminding residents to contact the OPP Communications Centre immediately at 1-888-310-1122 to report any suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles in the area. Information such as suspect physical descriptions, suspect vehicles and direction of travel are useful tools for investigators.
Police also remind residents to be cautious in answering door at their residence and letting strangers into residence without adult family members present.
If anyone has any information regarding these incidents please contact Provincial Constable Danielle Bedard of Dufferin OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or submit their information anonymously online at www.crimestopperssdm.com or by calling the tip line at 1-800-222-8477, 24 hours a day. Your information could make you eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
For public safety tips residents may check out the OPP web-site at www.opp.ca.