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Elderly Residents Approached and Jewelry Stolen

Elderly Residents Approached and Jewelry Stolen

On July 11, 2019, we notified residents via Nextdoor about two incidents involving suspicious activity / larceny from a person reports. In both instances, elderly Asian residents were approached and jewelry stolen. Yesterday afternoon, July 23, 2019, we took two similar reports.

On 7/6/19, an Asian male was outside his home on Greenwood Ave when a dark gray SUV pulled up to the curb. A female seated in the rear passenger seat summonsed the elderly male to the vehicle. She placed a "gold" necklace around the victim's neck and left the scene. When the victim went to take the necklace off, he realized a necklace he was wearing had been stolen.

On 7/10/2019, officers responded to the 100 block of Holbrook Rd on a very similar incident. The victim reported that a white female exited the rear passenger seat of a gray vehicle. The suspect female immediately placed a "gold" necklace on the victim and left the scene. Shortly thereafter, the victim realized the suspect had stolen her necklace.

On 7/23/2019 at approx. 3:45pm, an officer was flagged down in the area of 50 Holmes Street by an elderly Asian female who stated that her necklace had just been stolen. The victim stated that a female exited the rear passenger seat of a black full-size SUV. The suspect approached the victim and tried to put jewelry around her neck. The victim refused and the suspect ripped the victim's chain from her neck. The suspect then got back into the vehicle and the vehicle fled towards Billings Rd.

Another elderly Asian female victim contacted the QPD and reported that earlier in the day, around 3pm-4pm, she was approached by a female on Billings Rd near Royal Street. The suspect placed jewelry into the victim's hand and hugged her. The female suspect got into a black SUV and the victim subsequently noticed her bracelet was missing.

The female suspect is described as a heavy set white or Hispanic middle-aged female (30's-50's years of age), approx. 5'6",with shoulder length dark hair. The operator of the vehicle is described as a Hispanic male, under 6' tall with a medium build and short dark hair. In two instances, the victim reported young children in the car. We originally indicated (on Nextdoor) that we believed the suspects were possibly operating a dark colored Lincoln SUV. At this time, we are unsure if they are changing vehicles, based on the fact that our latest victims reported a black SUV and prior victims reported a dark gray SUV.

Please share this information with your family members, friends, and neighbors. Report any suspicious/similar incidents to the Quincy Police immediately by contacting 617.479.1212. If you live on any of these streets and have surveillance video which may have captured the suspect vehicle, you are asked to contact Det. Jimmy Chen at jjchen@quincyma.gov or 617.745.5766. Residents of Quincy can join #Nextdoor by visiting www.nextdoor.com/quincypd