Fake guard tricks workers, gets cash

September 2, 2008 8:11:03 PM PDT
Employees were ripped off when a man impersonating an armored car guard tricked them into handing over bags of cash.On Sunday, July 20, 2008, at approximately 2:13pm, the manager at the Dave & Busters at 7620 Katy Freeway received word that a Brink's guard was waiting at the deposit room door to pick up the deposits for the day. The manager opened the door to a man dressed in a Brinks uniform and carrying a weapon as well. He gave the deposit bags to the guard, who then signed the log book and left the premises.

Later that same afternoon, another man dressed in a Brinks uniform reported to pick up the daily deposits. When the manager said the deposit s had already been picked up, the guard said there was no scheduled pickup earlier in the day. A call to Brinks confirmed his statement.

The suspected fake guard was a black male, 5'11" tall, about 165 pounds, with a lean to medium build and brown eyes.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline that leads to the identification, arrest and charging of any suspect in this case. All callers remain anonymous.

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