|Distraction Crime Latest Scam|
|Written by Sharon Vanhouwe|
|Thursday, 19 July 2012 16:22|
Distraction theft is a crime committed using two or more people and it seems to be catching on.
Saskatoon Police says business owners in both Edmonton and Regina have experienced this kind of theft and the public should know about it.
Typically one or more thieves distract the victim or store employees while the others steal items like jewelry or cash.
Recent thefts in Regina and in Edmonton are believed to have been committed by the same group of suspects, two men and two women and investigators believe the group is traveling in Western Canada.
The females are described as being of First Nations descent with the first being 5'4" in height, with brown eyes, shoulder length brown hair, and one was wearing a yellow jacket and a white shirt, with an expensive looking ring on her finger. The second female is 5'1" in height with a stocky build, medium brown hair, a round face and dark eyes.
The first male suspect is described as being of East Indian descent, 5'10" in height, with an average build. He was wearing a ball cap, a grey shirt, and a coloured bag worn across his body. The second male is described also as being of East Indian descent, 5'10" in height with an average build. He was wearing a ball cap, dark shorts and dark high- top sneakers. He was described as being on his cell phone for the duration of the Regina incidents. Both males are believed to be in their mid 20's.
Anyone with information on these incidents, or anyone who witnesses similar suspicious behaviour is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service or Crime Stoppers,