Calgary

Calgary women targeted in jewel theft

Calgary police are looking for a woman they say is distracting older women while trying to steal their jewelry.

Suspect tries to hug victim and remove jewelry the person is wearing

Calgary police are looking for a woman they say is distracting older women of Indian descent while trying to steal their jewelry.

There have been two incidents this month in the southwest.

In both cases, the woman approached an older woman and offered gifts.

While she placed jewelry on or near the person, police said she then tries to hug the victim and remove the jewelry the person is wearing.

The culprit then runs away, getting into a small white car.

The woman is described as white with brown or black hair wearing a long skirt and T-shirt. 

Anyone with information about these incidents is being asked to call police or Calgary Crime Stoppers.