Sheriff’s investigators are seeking a man they said robbed an elderly victim of thousands of dollars by running a scam.
Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said deputies responded Tuesday to the victim’s home after the man called the sheriff’s office to report the incident.
According to incident reports, the man said a “middle-aged white male wearing a brown coat and coveralls…driving a small blue car with faded paint in areas entered his yard and stated he worked for the county.”
Bulloch County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. David Stone stated in reports the victim said the offender then “entered his house and stated he was just checking on elderly people and needed some information.”
The suspect then asked for the victim’s identification, wanted to take a picture of him, and then said he needed to measure rooms in the home, Stone said.
The suspect walked into the victim’s bedroom, where he grabbed money out of the victim’s wallet and out of the pocket of a shirt on the bed, he said.
The elderly victim then chased the offender out of the house, and the suspect left.
After deputies responded to the scene, EMS was called to treat the victim, who was short of breath after the chase, reports stated. He was transported to the emergency room for further testing.
Stone said in reports that family members of the victim said the man’s blue car had been spotted on several occasions around Lawrence Church and Mason roads.
Anyone with information on this incident or the suspect is asked to contact the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 764-8888 or submit an anonymous tip at email@example.com.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.