You can’t make this stuff up: South San Francisco police are searching for two gentlemen who allegedly sold a fake bar of gold to a woman for $5,000 bucks, cash.

The victim encountered the salesmen Saturday as she was waited at a SSF bus stop. The suspects talked her into a yellow sedan with a dark top (never go to the second location, ladies!) and apparently “drove her to do her errands” before taking her home.

Somehow, she was then convinced to purchase a gold bar from the men for 5K. Later that day, she took the bar to a jewelry store and was shocked to discover the bar was false.

One suspect is described as “a Hispanic man in his 30s with brown hair and brown eyes, about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing around 145 pounds.” If you or someone you know has any intel, pass it on to the SSFPD at (650) 877-8900.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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