21-15135 - Theft from a vehicle - 100 block of Hillsmere Dr.
On 5/11/21 at approximately 9:14am, Officers responded to the 100 block of Hillsmere Drive for the report of a male subject observed smashing a parked and unoccupied vehicle window. The owner of the vehicle was located after searching first for the suspect with negative results. The vehicle owner advised that a brown wallet containing $50.00 (US Currency) and bank cards was stolen from under the front passenger seat. While still in the area, another vehicle was located with the same type of damage. The owner however stated that though the interior of the vehicle was rummaged through, nothing was stolen.
21-15179 - Fraud - 100 block of Prince George St.
On 5/11/21 at approximately 4:15pm, Officers responded for a report of a fraud in the 100 block of Prince George Street. The victim stated that he answered an advertisement on Craigslist for an "Apartment for Rent" in which an unknown subject stated that he is leasing a property on Prince George Street, Annapolis. The victim stated that he sent the suspect the sum of $1,295.00 as a down-payment, and followed it with a $995.00 payment for the first rent. He was supposed to be meeting the homeowner but the suspect failed to show up, and that was when the victim realized he had been scammed.
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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