Elderly woman targeted in brazen theft

An elderly woman was the victim of a brazen jewelry theft in downtown Simcoe on Saturday afternoon.Two females exited a vehicle and approached the victim, who was pushing a walker as she made her way along the sidewalk on Robinson Street at about 5 p.m.The two females removed a bracelet from the woman’s wrist, a necklace and her wedding ring.The duo then handed the woman two gold chains before fleeing in the vehicle being driven by an unknown male.Police are encouraging pawn shops, second-hand stores and people in the jewelry business to be on the lookout for anyone attempting to sell the stolen items.The wedding band was purchased 65 years ago. It is described as having a wide yellow gold band with diamond chips embedded on the outer edge and circling the entire ring. The ring’s monetary value was not provided by police.The bracelet is described as yellow gold with emerald and diamond squares. It’s valued at about $2,200.The necklace, valued at $700, is wide yellow gold with diamond chips on the outline of a gold heart.“We have to hold these people accountable,” said Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk.One suspect is described as being about five-feet tall with a darker skin complexion. The second suspect is described as being dark skinned.The vehicle is described as an older model, black in colour.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122, Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477(TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com.

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