Police warn of door-to-door scam

June 10, 2009 2:45:29 AM PDT
Police say between May 19 and June 3, four victims reported having contact with a suspect at their residences. The suspect is accused of pretending to be a neighbor and then asks for money. In each instance victims say a man came to their door and said he locked his keys in his car.

The man then asks to use the victim's telephone to call a locksmith and then he asks to borrow money to pay for the locksmith.

In each instance, police said the suspect did not return the money to the victims and in some cases, the suspect asked the victim to give him a ride to supposedly meet the locksmith.

The victims describe the suspect as a well dressed black man.

Anyone who has not yet reported a similar incident to police is asked to do so by calling 911.

If you have information that might assist the investigation of the existing cases is urged to call the Raleigh Police Department's Detective Division at (919) 996-3555 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 226-CRIME.

The Raleigh Police Department strongly cautions against allowing strangers into your home under any circumstances and asks residents to always immediately report any suspicious people or any form of suspicious activity.


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