DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver are searching for two suspects who scammed an elderly victim out of cash.
The elderly victim was contacted by the first suspect at a gas station at 36th and Syracuse Street.
The suspect told the victim he needed help to locate a church to donate a large sum of money that he obtained from a death in the family.
The suspect said he wanted to give half the money to the victim for him to donate to a church but needed to build trust first. To gain trust the victim was instructed to show that he was trustworthy by withdrawing money from his own account to show he had money.
That’s when the second suspect got involved and appeared to be willing to become a trustworthy citizen and obtained money to prove herself to the first suspect.
The second suspect then accompanied the victim in the victim’s vehicle to his bank to withdraw money from his account. The second suspect and the victim left the bank and picked up the first suspect in the victim’s vehicle.
They showed the first suspect the money and he took the victim’s money and both suspects got out of the vehicle and walked away.
The first suspect is described as a black male, about 40 years old, 6-foot tall, 190 pounds, wearing a white shirt with pin stripes, brown pants, brown jacket, dark baseball cap. He was also carrying a suitcase.
The second suspect is described as a black female, about 40 years old, 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, dark-skinned with short black hair, misaligned teeth, wearing a head scarf and a dark-colored business suit.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes or recognizes the suspects in the pictures is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.