Rocky River, Ohio

Fraud, Detroit Road

At 1:10 p.m. Oct. 12 a bank employee reported someone attempted a fraudulent withdrawal. Two women in an SUV came to the drive through and attempted to withdraw $450 with a stolen credit card and identification. The staff had been alerted that the two women had made a similar attempt at a branch in Westlake. The women left without any money, but bank staff kept the stolen Ohio license, credit card, and check that they attempted to cash. Detectives are investigating.

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Rocky River PoliceJulie A Short

Fraud, Wooster Road

At 1:45 p.m. Oct. 12 a couple reported that they were defrauded of about $9,500 after a caller claimed that their grandson needed cash bond after being arrested following a car accident. The victim went to the bank, withdrew the money, and turned it over to a person that came to their home to pick it up. Later, when the victims called their grandson, they learned they were scammed. Detectives are investigating.

Theft, Center Ridge Road

At 3 p.m. Oct. 13 an officer was flagged down by Giant Eagle staff who reported that a woman inside was attempting to steal items. When the woman left the store, officers stopped her and discovered a bag full of stolen merchandise valued at just over $300. The 46-year-old Lakewood woman, who was also wanted by a neighboring agency, was arrested for theft.

Theft, Center Ridge Road

At 1:50 p.m. Oct. 14 Home Depot employees reported the theft of $1,187 in merchandise. The subject was confronted as he left the store, dropped the merchandise, and left in an older black pick-up truck. The staff recognized the man from similar thefts at other Home Depot locations. Detectives are investigating.

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