Local woman scammed out of $2,000 | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 18-20, 2018.

Dec. 18

Stolen gun: At 3 a.m. in the 8900 block of Red-Wood Road, a woman contacted police after her pistol was stolen from her vehicle, parked outside a local bar. The suspect may have gained access through a partially open window. They then broke open the locked glove compartment where the gun was located. Police have no suspect information at this time.

Missing revolver: At 5 p.m. in the 17700 block of Northeast 76th Street, a man reported his revolver and ammunition had been stolen from his truck the previous day. His vehicle may have been left unlocked and there were no signs of any forced entry. Suspect unknown.

Secret-shopper scam: At 8:51 a.m. in the 6200 block of 139th Avenue Northeast, a woman was scammed out of $2,000 by someone who posed as a secret shopper organization. The victim applied to be a mystery shopper through a website and was contacted via text message by someone who claimed to be a company representative. The victim was sent a check by the organization, to pay for the labor and to purchase gift cards to use to conduct her shopping tasks. The victim did as told, and was soon directed to send card numbers and her shopping experience details to the representative. She soon learned that the company’s check had bounced and that the gift card numbers had already been used.

Dec. 20

Firearm theft: At 7 a.m. in the 17800 block of Northeast 100th Court, a man reported his firearm was stolen from his vehicle’s glove compartment during the previous day. There we no signs of forced entry and the suspect remains unknown.

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