Jewelry thieves sought in scam

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 1:40 PM
Last updated 3:49 PM
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Richmond County police officers are looking for two men who stole approximately $10,000 worth of jewelry from a woman’s home Friday, police said.

The 64-year-old woman told officers she was approached by the two men at the Deans Bridge Road Walmart. One of the men told her he had $90,000 in cash and he needed help because someone was trying to kill him. The woman said the man was holding a blue bandana wrapped around what appeared to be a wad of money, police said.

The woman then got into the men’s car at around 3:30 p.m. and directed them toward her home at the 2700 block of Tryon Street. While at her home, the men made off with the woman’s jewelry.

 

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/08/10 - 12:53 pm
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Sigh. How could anyone fall

Sigh. How could anyone fall for this? And take them home??

boredinaug
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boredinaug 06/08/10 - 01:37 pm
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Why do I feel like their is

Why do I feel like their is always more to the story when it sounds as crazy as this does? I mean, come on. Did the woman feel threatened? Was she trying to make a quick buck? Was she trying to help this person out? What was the deal? These little news "tidbits" are weird. I do feel bad for the lady though, having something stolen is never enjoyable...regardless of the circumstances.

redapples
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redapples 06/08/10 - 01:46 pm
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I do feel for this woman and

I do feel for this woman and hope the crook rots in H3LL!! It is just wrong to take advantage of the elderly!!!!!!

happychimer
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happychimer 06/08/10 - 02:54 pm
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I would have called 911 to

I would have called 911 to help them, or get them into Walmart. Getting into their car and taking them home was not good.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 06/08/10 - 03:37 pm
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Hmmmmm..... A strange man

Hmmmmm..... A strange man tells a woman that someone is out to kill him and what does she do? She gets into his car (along with a second strange man) and takes them to her home. Most ladies of her age would be warning their young granddaughters to not do something this dangerous. If she wasn't forced into this situation then she was a very unwise woman who has learned a hard lesson.

disgusted_taxpayer
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disgusted_taxpayer 06/08/10 - 03:39 pm
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This sounds odd on all

This sounds odd on all levels. Hmmmmm

ennui
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ennui 06/08/10 - 06:29 pm
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Definitely odd. Sounds like

Definitely odd. Sounds like a poor cover-up from someone who got burned in a 'pigeon drop' scam.

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