POL-MK: Garage pried open/ Car windows smashed/ On WhatsApp scammers…

21.06.2022 – 13:44

District police authority Märkischer Kreis


During the night of Monday, strangers pried open a garage on Julius-Schult-Strasse and stole a mountain bike. It is a black/red MTB by Zundapp.

On Monday between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. the window of a VW Beetle was smashed on Lenninghauser Weg. The perpetrator stole an empty purse. The window of a parked VW Up was smashed on Monday night on Wallstrasse. However, the perpetrator apparently did not find any objects that could be used by him. On Monday between midnight and 5 a.m. on Westfalenstrasse, corner of Danziger Strasse, the advertising box of a bus stop shelter was damaged. Unknown persons smashed the safety glass.

A 64-year-old woman from Iserlohn fell for a WhatsApp scam on Monday. A stranger sent the woman a WhatsApp and pretended to be her daughter. He or she asked for financial help and demanded a four-figure sum. The 64-year-old tried to reach her daughter or her friend, but failed. So she arranged for the money to be transferred via online banking. The perpetrator even tried to follow up again. He or she claimed the transfer didn’t work. The woman should try again. However, she didn’t. Correctly realizing the scam, she went straight to her bank and then to the police. It was not clear when the advert was accepted whether the transfer could still be stopped. (cris)

Questions please contact:

District police authority Märkischer Kreis
Märkischer Kreis police press office
Telephone: +49 (02371) 9199-1220 to -1223
E-Mail: [email protected]

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