SAVANNAH, GA (August 16, 2012) A flim-flam team that coerced a Savannah woman into withdrawing money from her bank August 1 is believed to be operating in multiple Georgia cities as well.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives have identified at least one of the two women as a suspect in a similar theft in Perry, GA., and believe they also have struck in the Augusta and Kingsland areas. The incidents took place between the end of July and Wednesday.
The 51-year-old victim in Savannah told police she was leaving Savannah Mall about 2 p.m. when the two women got into her vehicle. The woman in the front seat ordered her to drive to her bank and withdraw a considerable amount of money. The woman who had been in the back seat followed her into the bank while she made the withdrawal.
Afterward, they directed her to return to the mall and left the car walking into the Target store, taking her jewelry as well.
The victim said both suspects hid their hands from her as if to imply they were armed and the woman in the back seat carried a large stack of what appeared to be new currency.
Detectives from the Perry Police Department noticed photos circulated by Savannah detectives and showed them to a victim there. At least one of the women was positively identified. Since then the other incidents have come to light.
One woman is described as a black female in her 40s, 5-1 to 5-2 and weighing 180-200 pounds. The other was a black female 5-5 to 5-7 and weighing 200 to 225 pounds. At least one of the suspects is believed to wear a wig.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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