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Three potential customers disappear with couple’s jewellery

His wife gave him a Titanium-ring last year to celebrate their 40th year of marriage, which was in one of the boxes. Meyer said he was sad about losing it.

A Centurion resident fell victim to opportunistic thieves on Thursday last week, when three women approached him as potential customers at his printing business.

Jeff Meyer (64) runs his printing business from his residence in Eldoraigne.

Meyer said it was around 11:00 on Thursday morning when he was approached by three women.

“They arrived in a white Suzuki motor vehicle and said they wanted me to print them a banner for their business.

“When I invited them in to discuss their requirements, one of them said she needed to go to the ladies’ and I directed her there.”

She had to pass the main bedroom, and the door was open. My wife kept her jewellery in three jewellery boxes on her dressing table.”

Meyer said when the woman returned, she joined them again at the table where they had been discussing their choice of colour for their banner.

“Then they said they were interested in the colours of the banner which I had displayed outside on my wall advertising my printing business. They said they wanted to go outside and have a look at it.

“Only one woman accompanied me there. The other two remained seated at the table.”

In the end they requested Meyer to send them a quotation for the kind of banner they wanted, and provided him with their group WhatsApp number, he related.

“After they left I had to drive somewhere quickly, and upon my return, I discovered that my wife’s three jewellery boxes had been emptied out.

“Luckily, my wife, who had been at work at the time, was wearing her wedding ring and her watch and that didn’t get stolen.”

But his wife gave him a titanium ring last year to celebrate their 40th year of marriage, which was in one of the boxes. Meyer said he was sad about losing it.

Meyer estimated that the jewellery was worth approximately R20 000 and reported the incident to the Wierdabrug police station.

He said he also has video footage of the visitors.

“Needless to say the number they provided, does not exist,” Meyer said.

Sergeant Divine Nkuna, spokesperson for Wierdabrug police, confirmed the case was reported.

She said she believed this was an isolated case of opportunistic theft and that the incident did not relate to any recently reported scams or trends in the area.

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