Distraction Theft in Ottawa
Apr 08, 2017
Bulletin 2017-2223

All parties are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

On Saturday April 8, 2017 at 11:45am, an unknown male entered a jewellery retail store in Rideau Centre in Ottawa and went immediately to the Bridal section. He was approached by a Sales Associate and was interested in looking at diamond engagement rings.  The male was shown several engagement rings between 2 different showcases. He maintained possession of one of these rings as he walked from showcase to showcase and at 11:48am, he is seen on video placing the ring into his jacket pocket. Shortly thereafter, the unknown male ended his conversation with the Sales Associate and exited the store without incident and without paying for the ring.

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, approx. 5’6 ft. tall with short curly brown hair. He was wearing a black jacket, whitewashed jeans, a light grey t-shirt and boots.  He may be 25-35 years of age.

Anyone with information on this subject should contact Ottawa police and refer to Police File #2017-802932





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