Gardena police warned people today to watch out for a pair of apparent scam artists who recently confronted a woman outside a Vons supermarket.
According to police, the woman, described as “elderly,” had just placed her groceries in the trunk of her car and was in the driver’s seat when a woman knocked on her window, told her she had found a wallet and asked if it was hers.
Another woman then joined the conversation, and asked if the victim could take them to the police station to turn in the wallet, which they said had a significant amount of cash in it.
“The elderly woman told them it was not her wallet, and that she would not drive them anywhere,” according to a police statement. “Fortunately other shoppers witnessed the incident, and she was able to drive away.”
The women were described only as black, possibly in their 60s and “nicely dressed.”
Police said the women had committed no crime, but their actions were regarded as suspicious.
Anyone approached in a similar manner was urged to call police at 310-323-7911.