Friday, May 1, 2020

WANTED: Caller who swindled elderly out of $$$$


Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Major Offenders Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a Felony Theft – by Swindle. 
 
On Friday, March 20, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., the suspect stole a large sum of cash from an elderly victim in the 11400 block of Kirkhollow Drive in Houston, Texas. During this incident, the elderly victim received a phone call from a person claiming that his grandson was arrested for texting and driving after being involved in an accident. A person, pretending to be an attorney, spoke to the victim and explained that he had to pay $9,000 in cash to bail his grandson out of jail. At 11:45 a.m., the black male suspect arrived at the victim’s home. The suspect arrived in a black 4-door car (possibly a Toyota Camry) to pick up the $9,000 in cash. The victim stated he did not remember providing his home address to the suspect. The suspect fled, with the money, in the black car in an unknown direction of travel. Police believe that this suspect may be responsible for multiple swindle thefts in the Houston and Harris County area using the same ruse.   
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crimestoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.