Police Seek to Recover Diamonds

By 31 Division,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 11:44 a.m. October 13, 2016

Investigators are looking for a suspect in an alleged million-dollar diamond fraud.

Security camera image of man wanted in diamond Fraud investigation
Police Seek to Recover Diamonds
  • Security camera image of man wanted in diamond Fraud investigation
  • Security camera image of man wanted in diamond Fraud investigation
  • Man with a white shirt walking in the diamonds fraud investigation

It is reported that a 61-year-old man had invested in a large quantity of loose, coloured diamonds and made arrangements to sell them. He was directed to meet at a local restaurant and met a man he believes impersonated a doctor. A cheque was given in exchange for the diamonds and the cheque was later found to be fraudulent.

The diamonds had been valued at approximately $1 million.

The suspect is described as 45-50, clean-shaven, approximately 5’10”, short dark hair, wearing what is believed to be an olive-coloured kippah, beige shirt with dark dress pants.

Security camera images are now released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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