Medicine Hat Police are warning area residents of a possible “distraction scam” in the city.

Investigators say information has been received that an organized group may be in the Medicine Hat area.

Stores could be targeted where sleight of hand or distraction techniques could be used to get away with jewelry or other items.

Individuals could be targeted in parking lots, often with offers to sell high priced jewelry for a low cost because the person needs gas money.

If anyone has information, regarding these types of occurrences, please contact the Medicine Hat Police Service at 403-529-8481 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477