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Appeal for information following distraction theft
2:24pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
A MAN has had his gold necklace swapped for a fake in a distraction theft.
The victim was walking along when a white BMW 5-door hatchback pulled up alongside him and three males started asking him directions to London.
The man continued to walk away from the vehicle but the car followed him and one of the males got out of the car. He stated he had some jewellery he would like to give to the victim.
The driver of the car then got out with a map and started asking for directions. He then took out a number of gold necklaces and rings and started to place these on the victim.
The victim then brushed off the men and walked away.
The following day the victim realised that the necklace he was wearing was fake and that his original gold necklace had been stolen.
All three of the suspects are believed to be Turkish. The first male is described as being approximately 5ft 5ins with neat hair, clean shaven and aged between 24-26 years old.
The driver is described as 6ft with curly dark hair and aged between 24-26 years old.
The third male did not leave the car so the victim does not have a description of him.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.