Reno Police Issue a Cautionary Statement Regarding a Local Male Who Engages in Jewelry Scams
NEVADA – The Reno Police Department has issued a warning to the local population about a scam that is currently active in the greater Reno area.
There have been multiple reports of people falling victim to a con artist who is an adult guy. This individual is usually described as a larger Middle Eastern man with a thick accent. In parking lots of stores and gas stations, he approaches potential victims.
According to the police, he is always well-dressed and can convince others that he is from Dubai and quite affluent. After that, he uses his charm to convince the victims to hand over significant sums of money in exchange for jewelry that turns out to be fake.
In many of the incidents, he acted in a highly aggressive manner, entering other people’s vehicles and demanding to be driven to automated teller machines (ATMs), where he then forced the victims to withdraw money without their will.
It was also stated that he used his wife and little child to elicit the sympathy of the victims to get them to give him money so he could get back to Dubai.
Anyone affected is strongly encouraged to register a report with the police through the RenoPD.com website.
The investigation is still going on at this time. Anyone who may have information is urged to phone the non-emergency line of the Reno Police Department, which may be reached at 775-334-2188. They can also reach Secret Witness by calling 775-322-4900, visiting the website secretwitness.com, or texting the tip to 847411(TIP) with the keyword – SW.
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