Thursday, December 4, 2008

Scam / Theft

On Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 3:15 p.m. the Martinsburg Police Department responded to the 200 block of North Georgia Avenue regarding a complaint of a larceny.

The investigation revealed that a white male approached the back door to a residence and asked the female homeowner if she needed her driveway paved. After the homeowner told the individual no he then asked to use the bathroom. The homeowner allowed this individual in to use the bathroom. As the homeowner was escorting the male to the bathroom another white male entered her residence through the same back door. He asked to use the bathroom also. The homeowner refused the second request and escorted the individual back outside. After the first male finished using the bathroom the individuals left. The homeowner subsequently noticed that her wallet she had on the table was missing.

The investigation revealed the suspects are three (3) white males in their late thirties and were driving a late nineties model Chevrolet pickup truck. Credit cards and an undisclosed amount of cash were stolen in this incident. The Martinsburg Police Department wants to remind citizens to be suspicious of any unexpected visits from individuals wanting to do work and to refrain from allowing individuals with whom they are not familiar to enter their residence.

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