Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $750.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the scam resulting in the use of fraud and intimidation to illegally obtain cash from victims in Reno, NV.
The Reno Police Department is warning citizens of an ongoing scam in the greater Reno area. Multiple victims have reported being scammed by an adult male, consistently described as a larger, Middle Eastern man, with a thick accent. He approaches victims in store and gas station parking lots. He is typically well dressed and driving a newer SUV and he convinces people he is very wealthy and from Dubai, or somewhere in the middle east. He talks the victims into paying him large sums of money in exchange for jewelry which turns out to be counterfeit. In many cases he has been very aggressive, entering people’s vehicles and demanding to be driven to ATM’s where the victims are forced to withdraw money. He has also been reported to use his family to gain sympathy from the victims to give him money to get back to his home country. Anyone who has fallen victim to this is encouraged to file a police report at RenoPD.com.
Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2188 or remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or going to the website secretwitness.com.