21-14808 - Theft - 200 block of Main Street
On 5/7/21 at approximately 5:59pm, Officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street in reference to a theft. Upon arrival an employee advised that a subject came into the store and convinced the employee that he was owed a $45 refund from a previous transaction. He received the $45 and left, only to return approximately 30 minutes later. This time, he convinced the employee that the owner had authorized another $45 refund. Total loss value to the business was $90.00.
21-14864 - Theft from Vehicle - 1200 block of Graff Court
On 5/8/21 at approximately 11:16am, Officers responded to the 1200 block of Graff Court in reference to a theft from a vehicle. The complainant advised that an unknown subject stole the catalytic converter from his vehicle. The complainant stated that he parked his vehicle in the parking lot of his residence on 5/5/2021 at approximately 8:00pm. When he returned to his vehicle on 5/6/2021 at approximately 8:00am, he started it and noticed a loud exhaust sound. He checked under his vehicle and noticed that the catalytic converter had been removed from his vehicle. Total loss value to the victim was $539.65.
21-14878 - Theft - 100 block of Hillsmere Drive
On 5/8/21At approximately 1:24pm, Officers responded to a business located in the 100 block of Hillsmere Drive in reference to a theft that just occurred. A store employee advised that a female subject stole a bathroom rug set from the store. Total loss value to the business was $15.00.
21-14924-Theft- 1000 block of Martha Court
On 5/8/21 at approximately 11:49pm, Officers responded for a reported theft in the 1000 block of Martha Court. The victim advised that he lost his wallet on 5/7/21. He later discovered that two charges were made using his credit/debit card. Total loss value to the victim was $131.13.
Residents have received phone calls, text messages, and emails from someone identifying themselves as a police officer from a police department or an employee with a federal agency. Some residents are receiving notifications from other sources advising that they owe money or their identity has been compromised or you may have a warrant for your arrest. Phone scammers often disguise their identity by using illegal spoofing techniques to send false information to your caller ID display. In most of these cases, residents are advised to purchase gift cards to fix the issue. Once the gift cards are purchased the resident provides the authorization numbers from the cards to the caller. Once the caller has those numbers the funds on the gift cards can be spent without physical possession of the cards. If you receive a phone call like this DO NOT give the caller any personal or account information. If anyone tells you to pay by gift card or by wiring money—for any reason—that’s a sure sign of a scam. Visit this site and find more information about these types of scams and how to report them to the Federal Trade Commission https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/search/site/paying%20scammers
In any situation where you feel that you have been contacted by a scammer or have been scammed please to not hesitate to contact the Annapolis Police Department at 410-268-4141.
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