Saskatoon police say a 45-year-old woman was the victim of a car-for-sale scam late Friday afternoon.
Police said an acquaintance gave the woman’s contact information to a man who apparently had a car for sale.
The man contacted the woman and made arrangements to sell the vehicle. The pair met up in a parking lot at 8th Street and Clarence Avenue around 4:30 p.m.
Police said the man got into the woman’s vehicle, claiming he was going to direct her to the car he was selling.
As they were driving, the man reportedly grabbed the woman’s purse, including the cash she’d brought to buy the car. Police said he then leapt from the vehicle and ran away.
Police said the man was last seen running through a yard on the 1000 block of 9th Street. He’s described as Indigenous, about six feet tall and wearing a dark shirt and checked shorts.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.