It is alleged that:
– he befriends his victims
– he tells his victims he has lost his wallet or has recently had it stolen
– he asks his victims to help him by depositing his pay cheque into their bank account
– he then hands them an empty deposit envelope which they deposit
– the victims withdraw the funds they believe they deposited and give them to Yakub, sustaining a financial loss
Andrew Yakub is known to frequent the downtown core, particularly Chinatown and the Eaton Centre area.
He is described as brown, 5’10”, 220 lbs, with a heavy build. He has black hair and has been known to be either clean-shaven or wear a goatee.
Police believe there may be more victims.