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Elderly Woman Victim Of Theft

September 4th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Police Department is actively investigating a reported theft which took place on Monday, August 31, 2015. On the date at approximately 1:24 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to Industrial Boulevard near Oldtown Road in reference to the theft. Upon the officer’s arrival contact was made with the female victim who stated that she was approached by a white female in the parking lot of Save A Lot on Industrial Boulevard. The victim stated that this female was asking for a ride. The victim agreed to transport this female and while traveling on Oldtown Road at Industrial Boulevard a blue or purple in color box style truck began sounding the vehicles horn while approaching from the rear of the victim’s vehicle. The victim stated that she stopped her vehicle and then a white male exited the blue or purple in color box truck, approached the victim’s vehicle and began telling her that her vehicle’s brake lights were out. As the victim was distracted by this white male, the white female who was in her vehicle grabbed the victim’s purse and exited the vehicle. The female then entered the blue or purple box truck with the white male and they drove away traveling west on Industrial Boulevard. The victim described the white female as having black hair, was wearing a brown striped shirt and blue shorts. The victim could not give any other descriptions of the female or male. Officers have been actively investigating this incident by checking surveillance footage in the area of the crime. The Cumberland Police Department recommends that the public use caution when approached by unknown individuals requesting similar assistance. We also advise the public to not stop their vehicle at any time for anyone other than a Police Officer displaying appropriate emergency equipment. The Cumberland Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspects of this theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600.

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