South Euclid PD: 2 suspects scam 2 elderly people out of $18,000 in ‘pigeon drop’ incidents

South Euclid PD: 2 suspects scam 2 elderly people out of $18,000 in ‘pigeon drop’ incidents
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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (WOIO) - Two elderly people are out a total of $18,000 after being the victims of two separate ’pigeon drop’ incidents.

South Euclid police shared these photos of the suspects and a car they traveled in on Facebook:

The two people in these photos are suspects in pigeon drop scams being investigated by South Euclid police.
The two people in these photos are suspects in pigeon drop scams being investigated by South Euclid police. (Source: South Euclid Police Department)

According to a South Euclid police Facebook post, pigeon drop scams are “a confidence trick in which a mark or ’pigeon’ is persuaded to give up a sum of money in order to secure the rights to a larger sum of money, or more valuable object.”

The post said this type of theft is also known as a Spanish Handkerchief.

Please contact the South Euclid Police Department at (216) 381-1234 with any tips.

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