Northeast Times

Conman scams 94-year-old veteran

Po­lice seek the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing a con artist who used an auto re­pair scam to steal “a large sum of money” from a 94-year-old World War II vet­er­an.

On March 11 at about 1 p.m., the crook ap­proached the vic­tim in the Wal­green’s park­ing lot at 7201 Castor Ave. and told the vic­tim that the wheel on his car was wob­bling. The scam­mer said he could fix the wheel, but it would cost the old man a lot of money, po­lice said. The crook drove the vic­tim to a bank on the 7300 block of Castor Ave. and per­suaded him to with­draw money. The crook took the money and fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion. 

He was de­scribed as white or His­pan­ic and thin, with a light gray hood­ie and blue jeans with faded spots on the front and rear. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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