Suffolk Police Seeking Public to Identify Couple who Scammed $29,000 from Brentwood Man
Published on January 29, 2014 · Filed Under Crime
by Laura Cino
One suspect was described as a Hispanic man, light-skinned, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 8 inches tall and balding.
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a couple who police say scammed money from a Brentwood man.
According to the report, a Brentwood man was shopping in a Central Islip store on November 25 when he was approached by a couple who claimed they had won the lottery and needed someone to collect their winnings because they were not US citizens. The pair persuaded the man to assist them by withdrawing nearly $29,000 from his bank accounts. The couple said the money was needed to process the winning ticket. The pair then took the victim’s money and fled.
One suspect was described as a Hispanic man, light-skinned, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 8 inches tall and balding. The other suspect was described as a Hispanic female, with dark skin, 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium to heavy build.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.00 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.