Scammers sought in $500 theft from senior |

Scammers sought in $500 theft from senior

An 85-year-old Perryopolis area woman had $500 stolen from her bedroom Friday afternoon as a result of a scam involving three people.

The victim told state police at Belle Vernon she discovered the money was stolen from her home along Rehoboth Church Road in Perry Township by an unknown woman sometime between 4 and 5 p.m. yesterday.

The thief secretly entered the victim’s home and went into her bedroom after a man entered the victim’s residence on the pretense of checking her water while doing work at a neighbor’s house. A third suspect, a man, waited in a van outside the house.

The thief then went into the kitchen and asked about the water testing. The victim gave the thief three soft drinks and the two suspects left. The woman then discovered the money was missing.

Police said the suspects’ vehicle was a full-size white van. The first male suspect was described as being 30 to 35 years old, clean-shaven with a medium build and wearing a tan tee-shirt and pants.

The female suspect was white, approximately 30 to 35 years old, with black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a black shirt and black slacks, police stated.

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