Clearwater police seek help finding suspects in scams

CLEARWATER — Authorities have released photos of a car believed to have been used by two women who scammed an elderly woman out of $13,000 in cash and jewelry Saturday.

The car is believed to be a four-door tan or champagne-colored Lincoln Town Car, Clearwater police said.

On Saturday, two women persuaded the victim to hand over valuables as collateral after one pretended to find a wallet with a lottery ticket in it.

It happened about 2:40 p.m. as the victim was returning to her car at Sam's Club at 2575 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.

Police said the women they're looking for have tried the "pigeon drop" scam at least twice before, and ask would-be victims to call Clearwater police at (727) 562-4422 or (727) 562-4242 if they are approached.

Clearwater police seek help finding suspects in scams 03/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:23pm]

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