THEFT/FRAUD - BRANDON, MANITOBA
Apr 09, 2016
Bulletin 2016-2073

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On Saturday, April 9th 2016 at approximately 5:00pm one of the subjects shown above entered a retail jewellery store located in Shoppers Mall Brandon, chose an engagement ring, centre diamond (laser engraved CAD22632) with 16 baguette diamonds and 44 brilliant cut diamonds and presented a credit card for payment.  The subject stated that the magnetic strip did not work and that the number would have to be manually entered.  ID and phone number given was from Montreal, Quebec.  The subject left the store with his purchase.

About forty minutes later, another male entered the store and attempted to make a purchase with a credit card, again stating that the magnetic strip was damaged and would have to be manually entered.  ID and phone number was from Montreal, Quebec.  Authorization for this purchase was declined.

One subject is described as 5'5" tall, short dark hair and facial hair, wearing a "big belt buckle" a plaid shirt, jeans and a brown leather jacket.  The other subject is described as dark eyed, clean shaven with brown "curlier hair" pulled back into a bun, dressed all in black and described to investigators as "good looking".  Both men had French accents.

If you feel you have been a victim of either of these two subjects, please contact the Brandon Police Service at 204-729-2345, Crime Stoppers 204-727-8477 or JVC at any of the numbers shown below.

 

                                    

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