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San Ramon Police Warn Of Scam Targeting Elderly Wearing Expensive Jewelry

SAN RAMON (CBS SF) -- Police issued a warning after a string of jewelry robberies targeting elderly women wearing expensive jewelry San Ramon.

Three victims have been robbed, according to San Ramon police. In each case, a woman struck up a conversation with the victims as she put fake jewelry on them. Then, she removed it and stripped the victims of their own expensive jewelry, as well.

According to police, the first robbery happened to a victim walking near Browntail Way and Zebrina Court. Another robbery occured on Goldenbay Ave. Then, another elderly person was robbed at Kings Road and Bennington Way.

The suspects were described as a Middle Eastern man, 30 to 35 years old with a beard, and a Middle Eastern woman, about the same age.

San Ramon police urged friends and families and loved ones to warn elderly residents to be vigilent.

"Please encourage them to walk or exercise with someone else, or if they go out on their own, to leave valuables at home," said police in a tweet.


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