21-2636 "Relative in Distress" Scam - seeking witnesses

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Beginning at 3pm on 1/26/21 and ending at approx. 0900 hrs, on 1/27/21, a Shelby Twp. resident who lives in the 8000 block of Gerhardt fell victim to a "Grandparent Scam" in which he was defrauded of almost $50K.  The suspect is described as an African American male, approx. 6', 260 pounds, short hair. driving a UHAUL box truck. Suspect arrived at the victim's house twice in the UHAUL to retrieve the money, and left the house headed westbound towards Vandyke.  Anyone with any information about this crime or who may have residential or commercial video footage of the person or his vehicle is asked to contact Detective Johnson at 586-731-2121 ext. 348 or by submitting an anonymous tip via the button on the website.  Thank you.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

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