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Beware of seemingly stranded strangers offering to swap jewelry for cash say RCMP

In a recent incident in Fall River, someone told police a man said his wallet had been stolen and he needed cash to get home to Ontario
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RCMP vehicle (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

RCMP are warning the public about a number of suspicious incidents that have been reported this month across the province.

They've received several reports of men believed to be between the ages of 30 and 55 with dark complexions and strong accents who appear to be stranded. 

Mounties say the men offer to swap jewelry for money.

In a recent incident in Fall River, someone told police a man said his wallet had been stolen and he needed cash to get home to Ontario, offering up jewelry in exchange.

The man was driving an older model Mercedes Benz with Ontario plates.

He appeared to be in his mid-to-late 30s, around 5'10" with a slim build, dark complexion and a strong accent. He was wearing a button up white T-shirt and black pants.

"Police are asking members of the public to be aware of the suspicious incidents so that they don't give money to someone who may be collecting it fraudulently," said a news release from Mounties.

Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP by calling 1-800-803-RCMP. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers.




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