Delta Police are looking for a pair of thieves who swiped a 75-year-old woman's precious ring from her finger in North Delta on Saturday afternoon.
The culprits flagged her down, in the 7600-block of 117th Street, asking for directions. They were in a grey car. This was about 1 p.m.
A woman got out of the car, and they started talking jewelry. Police said the female thief distracted the victim by placing jewelry in her hand.
"The female suspect then grasped the victim's left hand and in the process removed the ring from the victim's finger and a watch from her wrist without her knowledge," said Acting Sgt. Sarah Swallow.
The sneaky-handed thief then slipped back in the car and she and the driver took off.
The stolen ring has seven 0.9-carat diamonds in a cluster, mounted on a wide gold band.
The female thief is described as being about 50 years old, has long curly hair and medium to dark skin. He has medium to dark-coloured skin, is about the same age, and has short black hair.
Swallow said the ring is also of sentimental value to the victim.
"This distraction theft appears to be one of several similar thefts occurring through the Lower Mainland in the past several months," Swallow noted.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the Delta Police at 604-946-4411, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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