Elderly man robbed at shopping center

first_imgWHITTIER – An 86-year-old man was robbed of $14,500 after he was conned by two men at a local shopping center, police reported Wednesday. Whittier Police Department officials said the incident occurred Tuesday at the Market Place parking lot, at Whittier Boulevard and Hadley Street. The suspects had allegedly engaged the elderly man in conversation and convinced him to get $14,500 – his life savings – from his home in exchange for a winning lotto ticket. The suspects drove the victim to his house to get the money, then took him back to the Market Place, where they robbed him at knife point. One suspect is described as a 5-foot-6-inch Latino, about 30 years old and at 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The second suspect is also Latino, in his 50s, measuring 5-feet, 6 inches and at 160 pounds. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The suspects’ vehicle was a light gray, 4-door, 2005 Chevrolet sedan, with a possible partial license plate of 009. Whittier police spokeswoman Diana Salazar said the recent scam in not foreign. “It’s a very common thing where they offer lotto tickets,” Salazar said. “It’s not something that happens every week, but it happens every so often.” Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8250. last_img read more