NORWALK (CBSLA) — The public’s help is needed to identify a woman who police say swapped a toy ring for a diamond ring during an online sale meetup.
The surreptitious swap happened on July 21 at a McDonald’s in Norwalk. The owner of the diamond ring told Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies she had agreed to meet with the woman through the online marketplace OfferUp.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
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Do you know who this #Distractiontheft suspect is? She met with the victim in #Norwalk to purchase a diamond ring, after contacting through #OfferUp. While the victim was distracted, the suspect swapped the diamond ring with a toy ring! Any info, contact Det. Zamudio #LASD pic.twitter.com/pQdc4VwzMw
— LASD Norwalk Station (@NorwalkLASD) September 1, 2020
While the seller was distracted, the purported buyer swapped replaced the diamond ring with a toy ring.
The ring was worth $2,200, authorities said.
The thief was described as a Hispanic woman, about 5-foot-3 and 110 pounds. Surveillance video shows her carrying a large black tote purse on her shoulder, a gray V-neck T-shirt, ripped jeans, light-colored sneakers, and a black face mask with an unknown print.MORE NEWS: Father Memorializes Son, Who Died In 2019 Conception Boat Fire, Along Last 500 Miles Of 2,600 Mile Hike
Anyone with information about the woman can call sheriff’s Detective Zamudio at (562) 466-5430.