Report: Mystery car repairer swipes wallet
Published 7:55 am, Thursday, May 10, 2012
A Round Hill Road man told police Monday that his wallet was missing from his house and a credit card taken from the wallet had been used.
The suspect, he told police, is a man he knew only as "John," who he met at Super Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cut-off. John told him the man could repair several dents in his car. John came to the house to repair the dents, but the victim said the work was not up to standard, so he called John and asked him to come back to address the issue.
John returned, and after doing more work, asked to use the kitchen to wash his hands while the victim went to get his checkbook. The man told police when he walked back into the kitchen, his wallet was missing. He told police he had John empty his pockets and also searched his car, but could not find the wallet.
Later, he said, he was notified there had been two charges on a credit card taken from the wallet -- one for $278 at Marshall's and one for $80 at a Sunoco Station.
The victim said John was driving a beige, four-door Mercedes sedan.