Wiggins victim says she was also scammed by wanted women

(Photo source: Pascagoula Police Dept.)
(Photo source: Pascagoula Police Dept.)

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Pascagoula Police say another victim has come forward in an investigation we first told you about last week on WLOX.com.

Surveillance photos from the Hancock Bank on Highway 90 show last week's elderly victim and one of the unidentified robbers. That victim told police she was threatened with a gun, and forced to drive to her bank and withdraw $5,000. The bottom photo shows another woman police believe was involved in the scam.

Those surveillance photos caught the eye of a Wiggins woman who said the pair pulled the same stunt on her, and got away with $8,500.

In the Wiggins case, the victim told police she was approached in a parking lot and asked if she saw a man and woman fighting. One of the con artists even complimented her hair and asked her to go to her car with them. That's when the victim was told her new friends had a gun and wanted cash.

Investigators believe these wanted women may have robbed others, and need your help identifying a suspect. If you think you can help, call the Pascagoula Police Department at (228) 762-2211.

You can report a tip anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 1-877-787-5898. You can also text the word CSTIPS and your message to 274637 (CRIMES), or click here to leave a web tip.

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