Distraction Theft Warning for Sussex Country Residents

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Sussex County has issued a warning based upon a string of Robberies that have taken place targeting the elderly population.

According to Sussex County, there have been 7 incidents involving a male and female subject who approach elderly victims and steal the victim's jewelry through deception.

The female subject initiates a conversation with the victim, uses a distraction, (such as hugging the victim and placing a fake necklace around the victim's neck), and simultaneously removes the victim's jewelry.

No additional information is known at this time, if you have any information, please contact the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office at 973-579-0888.

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