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2 people sought for swindling elderly folks in South Euclid out of $18,000

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 15:23:59-04

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The South Euclid Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals who they say robbed two elderly people out of $18,000.

The two people pictured were involved in two separate “pigeon drop” incidents, police said.

A pigeon drop is a “a confidence game or sleight-of-hand swindle whereby cash is extracted from the victim as collateral for a supposed share in a large sum of discovered money, dishonest profits, or gambling winnings, which in fact are nonexistent,” according to

Anyone with information about their identities is asked to call the South Euclid Police Department at 216-381-1234.

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