KILLEEN (October 31, 2012)—A local resident is $5,600 poorer, but perhaps a little wiser after falling victim to four con artists who offered a too-good-to-be-true deal on iPads.
The victim, whose name, age and gender was not disclosed, told Killeen police he was contacted by two men and two women who demonstrated an iPad and offered to sell it for $350
Then they told the victim they would sell all 35 of the iPads they had for a total of $5,600.
The victim bit on the offer and was given two large cartons containing sealed iPad boxes.
The men and women left in a white 2002 to 2004 Chevy Tahoe.
Later the victim opened the cartons and discovered that each of the 35 iPad boxes contained ceramic tiles covered with pictures of iPad home screens.
The victim told police the two men were black and the two women were white, but no other description was provided.
Anyone who is approached by someone offering to sell iPads or other electronic devices should call police immediately, the Killeen Police Department said Wednesday.
Callers will be asked to provide a description of the person or people involved, their vehicle and the license plate number, police said.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about the scam or the suspects to call Killeen Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.