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PA police receive reports of "pigeon drop" thefts

Several "pigeon drop thefts, or attempts, were reported over the last few weeks, according to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department.

People are approached in store or bank parking lots during these thefts and are then asked by the suspect to give them a ride to a local business, the release stated.

The suspect usually speaks with a heavy accent and claims to be from Nigeria, the release stated.

Later, a second suspect approaches them and together they convince their victim to withdraw money from his or her bank, which they later take, the release stated.

The suspects are described as older black men, dressed in slacks or jeans, wearing sports coats, ties, and hats, the release stated.

One of them is about 5'2'', while the other is about 6'0'' and they are possibly in a newer black SUV with one or two other people, the release stated.

If you are approached by these people, contact your local police department as soon as possible.






Port Arthur Police Department
News Release

Over the last few weeks there have been several "pigeon drop" thefts, or attempts reported. In these thefts people are approached in parking lots of stores or banks, then asked by the suspect to give them a ride to one of the local businesses. This suspect usually speaks with a heavy accent and claims to be from Nigeria.

A second suspect later approaches them and together they convince their victim to withdraw money from his or her bank, which they later take.

The suspects are older male blacks, dressed in slacks or jeans, sports coats, ties and hats. One of them approximately 5'2'', while the other is approximately 6'0''. They are possibly in a newer black SUV with one or two other people.

If you are approached by these people, contact your local Police Department as soon as possible.

 

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