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Double grab-and-run reported in Ontario

Police in Ontario’s Niagara region are looking for looking for a man they say committed two grab-and-run thefts at two different jewellery stores within an hour. Photo ©BigStockPhoto.com
Niagara Police are looking for looking for a man they say committed two grab-and-run thefts at two different jewellery stores within an hour.

Police in Ontario’s Niagara region are looking for looking for a man they say committed two grab-and-run thefts at two different jewellery stores within an hour.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Aug. 9, officers responded to a theft report at Tianna Jewellery Store in Welland, Ont. A man allegedly told an employee he was shopping for chain necklaces, then, when the associate pulled out a pallet of jewellery, the suspect grabbed it and fled the scene.

Less than an hour later, at 6:50 p.m., officers responded to a second call at Charm Diamond Centre in nearby St. Catharines, Ont. Investigators learned a man of similar description had entered the shop and asked to see some necklaces, then grabbed the jewellery and ran from the store.

Police believe the suspect was driving a grey Chevrolet sedan with a tinted license plate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111.

Late last month, police in Guelph, Ont., also reported a grab-and-run theft at a jewellery store, whereby a man stole a necklace valued at $3000.

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