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Toronto police warn of scam targeting seniors after elderly couple robbed

Toronto police are warning the public about a scam targeting seniors.

Woman allegedly pretended to be a police officer and asked couple to leave money outside to catch a criminal

Police say the woman pretended to be a police officer and asked the couple to leave a bag of money and jewelry outside their house, claiming it would help police catch a criminal. (CBC)

Toronto police are warning the public about a scam targeting seniors.

They say a woman called an elderly couple at their home in Toronto's west end earlier this month.

Police say the woman pretended to be a police officer and asked the couple to leave a bag of money and jewelry outside their house, claiming it would help police catch a criminal.

Police say the couple complied and later realized the bag of valuables had been stolen.

Investigators say police would never ask the public to use their possessions as part of an investigation.

They are also asking anyone with information on the scam to come forward to police.