Police search for men accused of stealing from elderly

File photo.
File photo.

NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  The Indiana State Police and the Noble County Sheriff Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men, believed to be a father and son, who have been soliciting their paving services and in doing so, allegedly bilked an elderly couple out of thousands of dollars.

Detectives said on Wednesday, July 9, to men were in the Cromwell area when they approached the elderly victims and offered to spray blacktop sealer on top of their gravel driveway. They quoted the couple approximately $200 for the job, but when they finished, they asked for payment of approximately $2,000.

After they were paid in cash, one of the men used an excuse to go back into the house where it’s alleged that he stole an additional amount of cash.

The older of the two men was described as a heavy set white man with skin tags on his eyelids. The other man may have been 18-20 years of age. The pair was in a red Ford pickup truck with a black tank in the bed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Indiana State Police at (260) 432-8661 or (800) 552-0976 or the Noble County Sheriff Department at (260) 636-2182.

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