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Sheriff warns of scams in area
SoVaNow.com / October 03, 2013Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark is warning local residents about a possible scam that is going on in both Halifax and Mecklenburg Counties.
Clark said over the past three weeks there have been several different incidents that he believes to be related, based on details given during an investigation.
Three elderly females in different locations of the county, one on Chatham Road, another on Cluster Springs Road and the third on Philpott Road, have been approached by a white male that came to their homes informing them that he was there to place stakes around the premises of their properties for a power line or he was surveying the property for some other reason.
In all three cases, Clark said, the man asked the victim to come outside with him so he could show them where the work was to be done. After the victim comes outside, Clark says he believes a second person attempts to gain entry into the home. Based on pry and damaged marks on one of the victim’s doors, he believes that while one suspect distracts the victim, the other attempts to gain entry or to break into the residence while the victim is away.
One male has been described as a white male, about 30 years old, wearing cargo shorts, t-shirt and a baseball hat. He has no description of a second suspect. Several descriptions of the vehicle being used have been given including a beige or grey pick-up truck or an older model white car, but as of yet, he has no license tag information.
Clark says his department is working on the few leads it has and is also working with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department which has received two similar reports.
But the Sheriff cautions, “Please do not allow people to get you out of your home and call 911 immediately if this should happen to you.”
CommentsAmazing !! There has been scams going on in Halifax Va on Armistead and Stoneyridge Rd Rt 644 for many years.Our family has over 400 acres and we are paying taxes on land that has not been put into probate.We are not allowed to cut our timber when our deeds state the land is in trust.There are historical values to the scared land.County officials won't acknowledge the last administrator Pinkie Freeman Logan. In order to fulfill our grandparents wishes to put any profit's that were made from timber sales back into our family land with railroad ties. money is allegedly being embelzed same as the official that just was smacked
- By Freeman family on 10 / 20 / 13
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