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89-Year-Old Woman Scammed by Car Thieves

carscamFairfax County Police are searching for a stolen car they believe was taken by two men who scammed an 89-year-old woman out of an undisclosed amount of cash and then stole her car on the night of Sept. 30.

 

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Fairfax County Police are searching for a stolen car they believe was taken by two men who scammed an 89-year-old woman out of an undisclosed amount of cash and then stole her car on the night of Sept. 30.

The investigation determined the victim was driving in the morning and got lost in the Leesburg area. Two men offered to escort her home in her vehicle for a fee. She agreed and the men returned the victim to her home in the area of Hopewood Drive and Rosecroft Place in McLean, where she handed over the cash. The next day, family members visited the victim and noticed her car was missing. Further investigation revealed that the car key had been taken off of the key ring.

The two men were described as white, between 40 and 50 years old and about six feet tall. The stolen car is a 2000 silver Mercedes-Benz E320 with Virginia license plate number 426-2000. Attached is a computer version of what the actual license plate would look like.

Detectives from the Auto Theft Unit ask anyone who has seen this car or has information about it to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, email at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

 

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