Police Seek Public Help to Catch Fraudsters
(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are seeking the public’s help to solve a fraud committed on an elderly Bradford couple.
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, around 2:00 p.m., the seniors received a call from an unknown female who threatened the victims with police action if they didn’t go to the bank and withdraw a sum of cash. The frightened couple complied. The female suspect then instructed the victims to leave the money outside their home which is located in the Holland Street West and Langford Boulevard area. A male suspect picked up the cash and fled on foot to a nearby waiting vehicle.
The male suspect is described as:
Possible Indian decent
The suspect vehicle is a white, 4 door, Mazda 3. Photos are attached:
Anyone with information regarding this incident or residents with security camera video are asked to call South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or contact Crime Stoppers.
South Simcoe Police Service urges residents to hang up on callers who make threats and demand money. Fraudsters prey on all kinds of situations and emotions and it’s important not to panic, but disengage. Talk to your vulnerable loved ones and visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website for more information on scams and how to protect yourself https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.