An elderly Sharon man has been conned out of $800, according to a York Police report.
The 69-year-old man was in the York Walmart last week when he was approached by two men wearing gray and brown suits. They told the man they would “cut him in on” a deal for about $20,000 in cash, the report states.
The suspects told the man he needed to have a bond in order to make the deal work.
So the victim went with the suspects to the bank and withdrew $800 in cash from his account to purchase a so-called bond. Then they instructed the victim to go back to Walmart with them.
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At the store, the victim gave the suspects the cash. He was then told to go ask the store manager about the money while the two men in suits wrote down the serial numbers of the bills.
When the elderly man located the store manager, he knew nothing about the $20,000. In the meantime, the two suspects had fled the store with the victim’s money.
The victim told police the suspects were both black men, almost 6 feet tall and about 50 years old. They were driving a gray Pontiac sedan, police said. They could not be located.