The Havelock Police Department is trying to track down a thief they say scammed an elderly woman while warning others not to fall for it.
Havelock police say a woman was essentially robbed on Thursday afternoon. They say as she left a local Food Lion grocery store, a man struck up a conversation with her about her finances. Police say the conversation resulted in the woman taking money out of the bank, and then she drove him to a local McDonald's. After leaving the man at the restaurant, the woman says she realized he had switched money bags. He had her cash, and she had a bag of torn newspaper.
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Police describe the suspect as a 5'6" African American man with several moles on his face. He was wearing black-rimmed glasses. Police say there was another man present, though he stayed at a distance.
Police are specifically looking for anyone who was at the east end McDonalds located at Shipman Road and East Main Street, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Thursday to contact them.
Havelock Police are requesting anyone who may have information concerning this incident, or, anyone who may have encountered the two suspects to contact Lt. Brian Woods, Investigator Chris Morning, or Investigator Jim MacRoberts at the Havelock Police Department at (252) 447-3212.