The Prescott Valley Police are seeking suspects in brazen scam involving elderly Dewey couple.
According to Prescott Valley Police, a couple in their 80’s from Dewey, Arizona, were flagged down near the Walmart on Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley by a suspect in a newer model white Chevy pickup, possibly four doors. The man told them he noticed some damage to their car and asked if they would like it fixed. The suspect claimed a connection with the local Honda dealer.
The couple said they lived in Dewey, and he asked how far away that was then agreed to follow them home. Once at the house, a second man approached and carried their groceries into the house for them. After that, the two men “worked” on their car for a short period of time and replaced two body panel clips. The suspects then invited themselves into the house and told the couple the repair would cost $5,500 cash and would follow them to their bank to get the money.
The female victim balked at the demand, went into a bedroom and closed the door. She called the Honda dealership to determine if the men were legitimate. While she was on the phone, one of the suspects barged in and asked her who she was talking to. She told him that she was not going to access her bank account on the computer in the room with him there, so he left. Eventually, the suspects negotiated the repair cost down to $800. The victim remained on the phone until the two men finally left without getting any money.
The couple disagreed on whether the suspects were Caucasian or light-skinned Hispanics, but they were both in their 40s and the driver was “huskier” than the passenger and had a small mustache. Both were clean cut, “tidy,” about 6’ tall with brown hair.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the suspects, to call 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. You can submit tips online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=979# Refer to case 19-020626.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. You may also contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.