Vehicle Breakdown Scam Targets Area Women


A concerning individual appears to be deliberately sabotaging the cars of young women in the area. The Holliston Police community alert, which other departments have echoed, stated, "Over the past week there have been local reports of an individual seeking to disable cars being operated by young females. In these situations, the individual may let air from a tire or add a gas tank contaminant, then approach the female to offer help in the form of a battery pack, air compressor or a ride. As in all situations, be aware that individuals offering help may have in fact been involved in orchestrating the situation. If your car becomes disabled, wait in a safe place for a friend, family member, or AAA to respond If you feel your vehicle has been tampered with, call your local police department. Investigations are ongoing.

Contact: Bellingham MA Police Franklin Police Department Police Department of Milford, Massachusetts

Franklin PD,  also posted: The individual currently being investigated into this matter was spotted in town yesterday afternoon. If your vehicle is tampered with or breaks down shortly after starting, give us a call.

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