Elderly woman losing sleep over stolen jewellery

Patsy Tait is offering a reward to anyone who can help her find her jewellery after it was stolen recently by an unknown Indian man.

VEREENIGING. – 81-year-old Patsy Tait of Three Rivers has been experiencing sleepless nights after an unknown Indian man scammed her, leaving with her most prized possessions – two rings she had for over 40 years and a bangle which she has had for over 20 years. The jewellery was made of pure gold.

Tait was having tea with a couple of friends as per usual at the Methodist Church coffee shop in Three Rivers when they were approached by an Indian man who said he had gifts for them and gave everyone at the coffee shop chocolates.
The man then started to ask the elderly ladies about their jewellery and what they use to clean it. He then took out a container which seemed to have cleaning material and asked the ladies to take off their rings and started to clean them. “He gave my friends their rings back and he eventually got to me. He then asked me to take off my rings and my bangle and proceeded to do the same. But then he pretended to put them in a box and said he had to go to his car and get something.”
Tait says that was the last time she saw her trinkets and when she went outside, the car guard told her that the man had driven off. “The rings have got a very sentimental value to me. I pray that someone can just recognise my jewellery and help me find it.” Tait is offering a reward to anyone who can help her find her jewellery. A case was opened with the Vereeniging SAPS. Anyone with information can call: 083 306 1190.

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