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Pair targeting elderly people in northwest Las Vegas parking lots

Posted at 3:11 PM, Feb 07, 2017

Las Vegas police are looking for a man and woman who are targeting elderly people in commercial shopping center parking lots in the northwest area of the valley.

Officers listed Lake Mead Boulevard and Buffalo Drive, Vegas and Buffalo drives and Charleston Boulevard near Town Center Drive as targeted areas. Police also mentioned areas around Sun City Summerlin.

Police did say that the pair is approaching their victims as they are loading items into their trunks and are distracted. The thieves then reach into the unlocked vehicle and take whatever property they can. Many times, the victims don't even know they have been a victim of crime.

The suspects are also targeting elderly people as they are backing out of parking spots.

They will approach the drivers, telling them they hit their car while backing out. They then request money on the spot to compensate for damage. This had resulted in some victims going to nearby ATMs and pulling out money for the criminals.

The first suspect is described as a white male adult, early 20s with short dark hair. He has been wearing a gray light weight hooded zipper sweatshirt and jeans and reportedly speaks English with a foreign accent.

The second suspect is described as a heavy-set white female adult in her late 30s to 40s with blond gray hair that is pulled back. The suspects have been known to drive an unregistered late model blue Ford Mustang with possible dent on hood. They have also been reported to drive an older van with rear damage, possibly brown or blue with faded paint.