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Elderly man victim in roof repair scam
Suspects make off with more than $2,000

Bulloch County sheriff’s investigators are looking to identify two men suspected in a roof repair scam Thursday that cost an elderly man over $2,000.

Deputies responded to a Highway 24 residence Thursday, where an 81-year-old man told them he had been a victim of theft, according to sheriff’s incident reports.

The victim said two “heavyset white males” he did not know, driving a blue single cab truck with no signage or lettering, stopped and offered to repair holes in his rood for $175, reports stated.

The victim said he told the men he could not afford that price, but they agreed to do all the work for $100. When the elderly man went inside to get the cash, the suspects followed him into his bedroom, where he kept his money, he said.

Then, one suspect called the victim outside to discuss the repairs, while the other went back into the elderly man’s bedroom and took $2,300, according to reports.

The victim was not physically injured.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens said if anyone has information on the suspects, they should call the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 912-764-8888 or Hutchens himself at 912-764-1787.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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