Police warn of robbery scam

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 11:41am

On August 31, 2010 at around 9:50 p.m., Longview Officers were dispatched to 600 West Avalon Avenue in reference to a robbery that just occurred.

The victim told officers she was inside her apartment, when she received a knock at the door. The victim answered and a man told her that she had left her vehicle headlights on in the parking lot. The victim went to the parking lot, turned off her lights and then returned to her apartment, when she received another knock at the door. When she opened the door, the first man was there with a second man, who was armed with a handgun.

The men entered the victim’s apartment and took her purse before fleeing the location. The suspects were last seen running south through the apartment complex parking lot.

The victim described one of the suspects as:
1) A black male, in his early 20’s, with a slim build, wearing an oversized white t-shirt, baggy black gym shorts and a black hat with a shiny gold sticker on the bill.

Police are warning to be cautious of anyone that you don’t know who comes to your door. Ask the person what they need without opening the door and if you are suspicious, call police.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP or online at www.greggcountycrimestoppers.com. A reward of up to $1000.00 may be paid for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).


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