CRIME REPORT: Phone scam, Granny White Park car break-in


CRIME REPORT: Phone scam, Granny White Park car break-in

By LANDON WOODROOF

A Brentwood resident fell victim to a jury duty phone scam, a car was broken into at Granny White Park and several other thefts were reported in the city over the past week, according to the latest crime report provided by the Brentwood Police Department.

The jury duty phone scam occurred on Thursday, Nov. 30.

According to previous Home Page reporting, these sorts of scams involve people receiving phone calls telling them that they missed jury duty and now much pay a fee or risk arrest.

Victims are often talked into purchasing pre-paid debit cards and then giving the numbers of those cards to the scammers.

Police have no suspects in this case.

A car was broken into at around noon on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Granny White Park. The perpetrator entered the car by breaking a window, but nothing was reported stolen. There are no suspects.

In other theft-related news, two bicycles, a dirt bike and tools were taken from a home under renovation on the 300 block of Hayeswood Drive. This crime is reported to have occurred around 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. There are no suspects listed on the report.

On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3, a wallet was stolen from a shopper’s purse at the Brentwood Place shopping center at 330 Franklin Road. The theft occurred while the victim was shopping.

The police report lists a suspect: a white female between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build and dark hair.

A handgun was stolen from the master bedroom of a home on the 6300 block of Wildwood Drive some time between Monday night, Dec. 4 and Tuesday night, Dec. 5.

Delivery workers are listed as suspects on the report.

 

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