• Lottery scammers steal $18,000 worth of jewelry from elderly Florida woman

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    DAVIE, Fla. - An 80-year-old South Florida woman was robbed of more than $18,000 in jewelry by four people who promised to share lottery winnings with her, WLPG reported.

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    The incident began in the parking lot of a supermarket in Davie on Feb. 21, Davie police said. Four people were parked in a white Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and waited for the woman to walk toward her vehicle, which was parked in a spot reserved for handicapped drivers, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

    According to police, a woman got out of the SUV and began talking with the victim, claiming she had “won a lottery and was looking for a lawyer,” the newspaper reported.

    “The suspects told the victim that if she helped them, they would give her $10,000 of the lotto winnings,” police told the Sun-Sentinel.

    Another man joined the conversation and corroborated the woman’s story, police told the newspaper. The suspects and the victim then drove to the victim’s home, while the other suspects in the Mitsubishi followed, WPLG reported. After arriving at the victim’s home, police said, the suspects “stole over $18,000 worth of jewelry,” the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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