Longview police search for suspected scam artists
From Staff Reports
July 11, 2013 at 8:35 a.m.
Longview police are searching for two men involved in a scam where a victim's purse was stolen from her vehicle.
According to police, on July 2 the first of two suspects asked a woman if he could buy her gas for her at a Longview gas station. A second suspect, driving a blue four-door passenger car, waited nearby.
When the first suspect went inside to purchase the gas, he came back out and continued talking to the victim. After the pump did not turn on, the first suspect sent the victim into the store to see why the pump had not started.
While the victim went inside, the suspect took the victim's purse from the vehicle, entered the blue car and fled the location.
Police ask anyone with information about the identity of these suspects to contact Detective Melissa Dobbs at (903) 237-1199. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact the Gregg County Crime Stoppers at (903) 236-7867.