2 Men Wanted in Face-To-Face Fishing Scam

Two men are wanted in the robbery of two elderly Chicagoans

Friday, Jun 15, 2012  |  Updated 3:56 PM CDT
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Two men are wanted by police in an alleged face-to-face fishing scam that robbed two elderly men in grocery store parking lots. 

An 87-year-old man was robbed late April in a Chicago Jewel Foods parking lot on 87th Street by a man claiming to be from Africa and having large amounts of money to give away if the victim provided some of his own money in good faith, according to a press release.
 
A second man then came up and said he would provide his money as a show of good faith, convincing the victim to drive the offenders to his bank where he withdrew cash. In return, he received an envelope full of newspaper clippings.  
 
A similar incident that took place in a Fairplay Foods parking lot on 111th Street robbed a 95-year-old man in early May using the same tactics. 
 
In both cases, the second offender entered the bank with the victims to withdraw money.
 
The two alleged robbers, wanted for deceptive practice, are described as black males, 55-60 years of age. The first offender is said to have dark complexion and the second has medium to dark complexion and wore a kangol-style cap.
 
Anyone with information regarding the incidents is being asked to call the Financial Crimes Unit at (312)-746-9661.
 

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