(CBS) — The search is on for the heartless thief who distracted a pregnant Wicker Park gift store owner, then stole her wallet and valuable jewelry,
Nicole Northway, owner of One Strange Bird, says a woman came into her store Monday and started asking questions about her merchandise and about her due date.
She turned to accept a delivery and later noticed her wallet was gone, along with $450 in cash, a gift from her parents to help buy a crib.
Also missing: her engagement ring, custom designed by her husband, and her wedding ring – both in her wallet because her fingers were swollen.
“As a woman to woman, and she was talking also about being a mother and a grandmother…I just can’t believe that somebody would do that to another person that is expecting,” Northway said.
Her sister started a GoFundMe account to replace the money, but Northway says she’s not looking for charity.
She wants to get the word out about the rings in case someone tries to pawn them.