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$15,000 Jewelry Theft
April 08, 2019

THEFT OF PROPERTY

Pawn Shop

Prattville, Alabama

Case: PPD19-0408A

 

 

Prattville Police Department

 

 

The Prattville Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying two suspects in reference to an April 6, 2019 Jewelry Theft Investigation. 

 

Investigators advise two unknown males stole approximately $15,000 worth of jewelry from a local pawn shop in Prattville, Alabama. The suspects had an employee show them several items and fled the store with the items once they were out of the display case.

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Prattville Flim Flam Suspect
March 18, 2019

MONEY EXCHANGE SCAM

1900 Block of Cobbs Ford Road
Prattville, Alabama
Case: PPD19-0318B

 

Prattville Police Department

 

 

The Prattville Police Department is in need of assistance in identifying an unknown male wanted for Theft By Deception. 

 

Investigators advise that on March 10, 2019 an unknown male Flim Flammed a cashier at a local retail store for $799.40.  The suspect was asking for change for 100’s but never gave the cashier any money in exchange for what was given.

 

If you have any information regarding the identity of this suspect, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Quick Change Artist (National Association of Bunco Investigators NABI)

A Bunco crime; a Quick-Change Artist, or sometimes, a Short Change Artist, is someone who steals money by confusing cashiers while they are making change. They do this in many ways. Usually the thief attempts to distract or confuse the cashier during the transaction, does a quick sleight of hand, and then claims they were not given the correct amount. They're called "artists" because they are extraordinarily good at what they do.

 

 

How to Spot Quick-Change Scams

by Kay Tang - Updated June 29, 2018

https://bizfluent.com/how-2124296-spot-quick-change-scams.html

 

The Mechanics of the Scam

An example of a quick-change con typically begins with paying for a small item with a large bill, such as buying a beverage costing $1.20 with a $100 bill. While the cashier is counting the change, the con distracts the cashier by chatting about a random subject. Then, the con changes his mind and asks to pay for the item with a smaller bill. He hands the cashier a $5 bill and asks for the $100 bill back. The cashier forgets that he's already made change for the $100 and hands the original $100 bill back to the con artist. He then makes change for the $5 bill. The thief pockets the $98.20 in change from the first transaction as well as the $3.80 in change from the second transaction. He has paid for the beverage two times but only used the store's money.

 

Common Targets

Quick-change con artists target new or inexperienced salespeople who are trying to deliver fast customer service. They also target young employees who may not be as aggressive in managing the confusion of multiple transactions and are wary of slowing down a line of customers. The types of establishments typically victimized by fast-cash scams can include fast-food joints, gas stations, hotels and even ice cream stores.

 

Recognizing the Con Job

Employers can train salespeople about how to spot a quick-change scam. For example, employees should be wary of customers trying to purchase a low-cost item with a large bill. Employees should request that the customer use a smaller bill for the transaction. If the customer doesn't have smaller bill, employees can direct them to the nearest bank to break the large bill into smaller denominations. Small businesses can post signs which explicitly state that they only do transactions with bills no larger than $20. Employees should be warned of customers requesting multiple transactions and of duos that may be working together to distract them.

 

Stopping the Scam

Police advise that cashiers should place large bills on top of the cash register, the till or on the counter in full view. Cashiers shouldn't put a large bill in the cash register until they've completed one transaction. Also, the cashier should count aloud the change that has been made. If the customer starts to barrage them with requests for multiple transactions, they should purposefully slow the transaction process down and manage each transaction separately. If the customer begins to bully or intimidate the cashier and the confusion escalates, the cashier should stop the transaction completely, close the register and call for the manager.

 

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Montgomery Business Burglary
March 06, 2019

BUSINESS BURGLARY

5700 Block of Calmar Drive
Montgomery, Alabama
Case: MPD19-0306A

 

Montgomery Police Department

 

 

The Montgomery Police Department is in need of assistance in identifying two unknown burglary suspects. 

 

These subjects are wanted in connection to a business burglary that occurred on February 27, 2019 at about 2:15 a.m. in the 5700 block of Calmar Drive. The suspects forcefully entered the business and caused damage within.

 

If you have any information regarding the identity of these suspects, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Millbrook Traffic Homicide
March 04, 2019

TRAFFIC HOMICIDE

1400 Block of Highway 14
Millbrook, Alabama
Case: MBPD19-0304A

 

Millbrook Police Department

334-285-6832

 

The Millbrook Police Department is requesting information in regard to a Traffic Homicide investigation.  CrimeStoppers Offers $1,000.00 Reward for Information.

 

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, Millbrook Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the 1400 block of Highway 14 with regard to what appeared to be a body lying on the shoulder and partially in the eastbound traffic lane of Highway 14, west of Kelley Blvd. Responding officers located the body of a black male foreign national, approximately 34 years of age, which appeared to have been struck by a motor vehicle. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene. Witnesses at the scene were unable to provide investigating officers with a description of any suspect vehicle.

 

“This death investigation is being handled as a traffic homicide investigation at this time. While we have no evidence at this point that would suggest that the collision between this pedestrian and what appears to be a single vehicle was an intentional act, whoever was driving the vehicle that struck the victim not only left the scene of the collision, they failed to contact emergency responders to possibly render aide” stated Chief P.K. Johnson.

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Prattville Assault
February 25, 2019

BREAKING & ENTERING OF A VEHICLE / ASSAULT
Liberty Mart

1400 Block of South Memorial Drive
Prattville, Alabama
Case: PPD19-0215A

 

Prattville Police Department

 

The Prattville Police Department is requesting information in regard to an Assault investigation.

 

On February 14, 2019, an unknown male suspect drove into the parking lot of the Liberty Mart at the gas pumps. The suspect got out of his vehicle and entered the driver’s seat of the victim's vehicle while she was pumping gas. The suspect stole the victim's purse containing currency and her credit/debit cards. When the victim realized the suspect was in her vehicle she jumped on his back in an attempt to stop the suspect. The suspect threw the victim to the ground and drove away.

 

The victim stated that she could not remember any identifying features other than he had facial hair consistent with a goatee. The victim also stated the suspect was wearing a skull cap or something similar. Investigators describe the suspect vehicle as a light-colored Nissan passenger car with dark colored rims.

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Vehicle of Autauga County Vehicle Suspect
February 22, 2019

BURGLARY

1600 Block of County Road 57

Prattville, Alabama

Case: ACSO19-0222A

 

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office

 

 

Autauga County Sheriff Investigators released video surveillance of a burglary suspect’s vehicle.

 

On February 4, 2019, at approximately 12:30 pm. unknown subject(s) used an unknown tool to pry open the door to the victims’ residence located in the 1600 Block of County Road 57 in Prattville, AL.  Once inside the residence the subject(s) ransacked the entire residence and stole the victims assorted medications and her vehicle keys. Victims daughter returned from school and found the door pried open.

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Autauga Business Burglary
February 12, 2019

 Updated: February 22, 2019

CAPTURED
Tony Terrell Howard
Sex:                 Male

Age:                36

 

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office has officially notified CrimeStoppers that Tony Terrell Howard is in custody for Burglary and Theft warrants.

 

On the afternoon of February 21, 2019, the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office received information from an anonymous tipster, stating that wanted fugitive Tony Howard was currently in the 400 block of Shiloh Circle, Autaugaville, Alabama. Several Autauga County Patrol Units responded to the area and Howard was taken into custody while hiding under a house.

 

Tony Terrell Howard was wanted for Burglary 3rd Degree and Theft of Property 1st Degree that he committed on January 21, 2019 in the area of County Road 19 and County Road 79 in Prattville Alabama.  A second suspect, Alonzo Howard, turned himself over to authorities earlier on February 13th after seeing himself on a CrimeStoppers segment.

 

 

Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 


Updated: February 15, 2019

IDENTIFIED

BURGLARY

County Road 19 / County Road 79

Prattville, Alabama

Case: ACSO19-0212A

 

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office

 

 

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office has officially notified CrimeStoppers that two suspects have been identified in regard to a Burglary investigation.

 

Thanks to a CrimeStopper tip received on February 12, 2019, the truck was located and impounded and two suspects were identified. Upon recovering the truck no suspects were taken into custody at that time. One suspect identified as Alonzo Lee Howard, d.o.b. 10/02/74, came to the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office with his mother and gave a full confession on February 13, 2019 and was arrested.

 

The second suspect was identified as Tony Howard, d.o.b. 09/07/82. Tony Howard is not in custody at this time but warrants for Burglary 3rd and TOP 1st  have been signed.

 


Updated: February 12, 2019

 

 

BURGLARY

County Road 19 / County Road 79

Prattville, Alabama

Case: ACSO19-0212A

 

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office

 

 

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office has officially notified CrimeStoppers that the vehicle that was posted in regard to a Burglary investigation has been recovered.  The suspect vehicle, an F-150, has been located and impounded.

 

 

The suspect(s) are still at large.  Investigators are still requesting help to identify the suspect(s).

 


Published: February 12, 2019

 

BURGLARY

County Road 19 / County Road 79

Prattville, Alabama

Case: ACSO19-0212A

 

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office

 

 

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office is requesting information in regard to a Burglary investigation.  

 

On January 21, 2019 at 7:57 AM, in the area of County Road 19 North and County Road 79, Prattville AL, an unknown subject(s) entered onto a business property by cutting the business’ driveway gate lock.  Once on the property, the unknown subject(s) went to the powerhouse, and cut the lock, entered the powerhouse and stole $10,750 in assorted property and tools.  

 

Investigators advise that a late model Ford F-150 was photographed on game cameras entering the property. An unknown black male was also photographed in the area. The Ford F-150’s passenger side taillight is broken and there is also a small deep dent right below the passenger tail lights. The truck is also missing the gas cap or gas cap door. 

 

Subjects are wanted for Burglary 3rd Degree and Theft of Property First Degree.  

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Montgomery Assault
February 11, 2019

ASSAULT

1300 Block of Eastern Boulevard

Montgomery, Alabama

Case: MPD19-0208A

 

Montgomery Police Department

334-625-2832

 

 

The Montgomery Police Department is requesting information in regard to an Assault investigation.  

 

Investigators released video of an unknown subject wanted by the Montgomery Police Department in reference to an Assault that occurred on February 10, 2019.  The offense took place in the 1300 Block of Eastern Boulevard.  Details are limited.

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Prattville Dollar General Burglary
January 31, 2019

 

BURGLARY

Dollar General

Prattville, Alabama

Case: PPD19-0131A

 

 

Prattville Police Department

 

 

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Dollar General in Prattville, Alabama was burglarized. 

 

Investigators released video of the burglary from video surveillance. The man and woman shown in the beginning of the video entering the store are considered persons of interest only. The male is described as an older black male wearing all black and a white hat. He appeared to have a salt and pepper beard. The female was described as an older black female wearing a gray hoodie and red hat. They entered the store before the store closed.

 

 

The remainder of the video shows two unknown individuals pry open the door, enter, and steal tobacco products, to include cigars and cigarettes, Men, Women and boy's underwear products, and toddler clothing.  

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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Stolen Peterbilt Truck
January 30, 2019

AUTO THEFT

Highway 80 East

Waugh, Alabama

MCSO19-0129A

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

  

 

During the late afternoon of Saturday, January 26, 2019, a 1996 Peterbilt Truck was stolen from a construction business located on Highway 80 East in the Waugh Community. 

 

Investigators advise that unknown subject(s) jumped the fence, hotwired the vehicle and crashed the truck through two gates on the property.  On Monday, January 28, 2019 the vehicle was recovered in a community in West Montgomery, near Western Boulevard and Birmingham Highway.

 

Many of the components, to include the engine, were pilfered from the vehicle. Anybody having ANY information regarding the whereabouts of the components and/or suspects are urged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office or Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers using our 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867) or download our P3-tips app, or give us your information through the web at www.215STOP.com or our Facebook page at Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

 

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