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ID #12-277 and ID #12-278
San Jose police are looking for two men suspected of conning an elderly woman out of her life savings last month. On Sept. 12, the woman was walking near South 24th and East San Antonio Street when a Hispanic man in his 40s approached her and asked for directions to a business, police said. Then the second suspect, a Hispanic man in his 20s who was standing nearby joined the conversation, police said. Soon after, the older man allegedly grabbed the woman by the shoulders and pushed her towards a dark gray minivan parked nearby, police said.
Then the younger man pulled a lottery ticket out of his pocket, told the woman it was worth a large sum of money and called the California Lottery Commission on speakerphone, police said. On the other line, police said, the woman heard a female voice saying that the man needed collateral and a person who was a United States citizen to cash in his ticket.
The woman believed the ruse and gave the suspected a large amount of money, before being dropped off and left in the area of South King Road and Virginia Avenue, according to police. Police say the first suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 40s, about five feet seven inches tall, with a medium to heavy build and short brown hair. The second suspect is in his 20s, about five feet five inches tall with brown wavy hair.
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