OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Authorities were on the lookout Wednesday for two con artists who swindled another woman out of $5,000 at a North County strip mall.
The thieves, who appeared to be in their mid-40s, approached the 72-year-old victim at a Stater Bros. supermarket on Vista Way in Oceanside late Tuesday morning and told her they had found a purse containing $100,000, police Lt. Leonard Mata said.
They offered the woman $25,000 if she could provide one-fifth of that amount to cover the taxes on their supposed windfall, according to Mata. The victim accepted the offer, retrieved the money and handed it over to the strangers, he said.
The crooks then left, telling the woman they would return after they had "scanned" her cash. She waited, but the pair never returned, the lieutenant said.
The victim was only able to provide vague descriptions of the swindlers, telling detectives one was short and heavyset, the other thin.
San Diego officials and residents held commemorative events around the county Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of the Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 crash.
September 25, 1978 is a date imprinted in the memories of many San Diegans. Those that lived here – and elsewhere – remember the shocking images of plane wreckage on fire and homes ablaze following the crash of PSA Flight 182, which was 40 years ago Tuesday.
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