The Delaware State Police are asking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify a man who defrauded an 80-year-old Frankford woman out of money Thursday.
According to police, the suspect, described as a white male, knocked on the door of a residence at the 30000 block of Pyle Center Road in Frankford offering to seal coat the driveway. The victim initially refused but eventually agreed to have him perform the task.
The suspect then told her he would need money up front to start the job, police said. The victim then visited a bank in Millville, where she withdrew an undisclosed amount of cash. As the woman was exiting the bank, the suspect took the money out of her hand and fled in a white pickup truck.
The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 35 years old, between 5-foot-9-inches and 5-foot-11-inches, between 150 and 200 pounds. He was wearing an orange T-shirt and blue jeans. The man
If anyone has any information on the suspect, they are asked to call Troop 4 at (302) 856-5850, ext. 386 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided at www.tipsubmit.com.
Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”