A case that was originally labeled as a strong armed robbery in Murfreesboro has been reclassified by Police. After a follow-up investigation, it appears that two women conned the victim out of her money.
The 70-year old victim told police as she was getting into her car parked in front of the Ross clothing store on Thompson Lane, two black females approached her. One of the females commented on her hair and then got into the victims vehicle, according to the report.
Sgt. Kyle Evans with the MPD stated in an email, "We believe that they walked around parking lots at Ross's and Kmart looking for potential victims who are elderly that they may be able to confuse."
Investigators believe the suspects initially tried to pull a "pigeon drop" scam and the elderly victim got confused and scared. The female drove the two women to a nearby McDonalds on Old Fort Parkway and then went to a bank to withdraw cash. The victim then drove back to the McDonalds and handed the money to the suspects. No force or weapon was displayed and the theft occurred by fraud. This is the second similar incident this year and the suspect description is a match.
If anyone notices two black females in their 40's and 50's wearing wigs and who appear to be just walking around parking lots approaching people or if you recognize the person in the picture above, you should call the police at 893-1311.
Suspect 1 was black female in her 40's, was wearing a grey wool dress about 5'8 100 lbs. and had a brown pocket book.
Suspect 2 was black female in her 50's, about 5'11 stocky build, wearing a white dress with black flowers on it. The female subject had on a black shoulder length wig that had bangs.
Original Police Incident #14-17460