August 21, 2019, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia… Nova Scotia RCMP is warning the public about suspicious incidents of men approaching strangers and asking for money for gas or for money in exchange for jewelry.
Several incidents have been reported in August across the province. Police are asking members of the public to be aware of the suspicious incidents so that they don’t give money to someone who may be collecting it fraudulently.
In a recent incident in Fall River, a man was approached by another man who said that his wallet was stolen and needed money to return home to Ontario. The man who asked for money provided the other man with jewelry in exchange for a quantity of cash. The man who asked for money is described as having a very dark complexion, approximately 5-foot-10, a slim build and a strong accent. He appeared to be in his mid to late 30s. He was wearing a button up, white t- shirt and black pants. He was driving an older model Mercedes Benz with an Ontario licence plate.
Several other incidents were reported of men believed to be between the ages 30 and 55, who appear to be stranded on the highway and when approached, say they need money for gas. These men are also described as having dark complexion and strong accents.
Anyone who has information or can provide details about the people or vehicles involved with these suspicious incidents is asked to contact the RCMP by calling 1-800-803-RCMP anywhere in Nova Scotia. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.