Police: Victim burglarized by man she met on dating website
BREMERTON, Wash. -- While it's true there are plenty of fish in the sea, it's also true there are just as many scam artists on the Internet. It's a lesson a Bremerton woman learned the hard way when she says she was burglarized by a man she met on a popular online dating site.
The 49-year-old victim met the suspect on the dating website Plenty of Fish. They went on a date Aug. 9, and the suspect ended up spending the night at the victim's home.
According to the Bremerton Police Department's report for the incident, the victim woke up around 4:30 a.m. and saw the suspect rummaging around in her bathroom. She went into the bathroom and noticed one of her rings was missing. But, the suspect pointed it out on the floor, and they both went back to bed.
The suspect left around 9:30 a.m., and the victim immediately noticed two diamond rings and a gold broach missing from her bathroom. She jumped in her car and caught up with the suspect, who she followed all the way to Tacoma.
The victim lost the suspect in a residential neighborhood. She called him multiple times, but he reportedly denied taking the jewelry and threatened to file a harassment report against her.
The victim gave officers the license plate number for the car the suspect was driving, and it turned out not to be registered to him. The victim said Tacoma Police Department officers went to the car's registered address, and no one by the suspect's name lived there.
The suspect is described as a bald black man, approximately 46 years old and 6-feet-2-inches tall with a mustache and thin goatee. He was going by the name "Jason Davis."
According to the report, the stolen jewelry is valued at approximately $11,000.