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Indiana sheriff warns about ‘age-old’ truck stop scam after robbery


Police are warning truckers that “If it seems too good to be true it probably is” following robbery in an Indiana truck stop parking lot on Thursday.

The robbery was reported around 1 p.m. on June 17 at a Love’s truck stop location in St. Paul, Indiana.

According to the Decatur County Sheriff, five white males in a black Chrysler van were conducting a scam in the truck stop lot.

Police say that the suspects claimed to have won the lottery and invited drivers to double or triple their money by picking a card.

When the victim produced a sum of cash, the suspects forcibly took the money and fled the scene in the black van.

“This is an age-old scam that unfortunately our citizens occasionally still fall for. If it seems too good to be true it probably is. Stay safe,” said Sheriff David Durant.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery is asked to call the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 663-8125.


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