Transcript for Manhunt Under Way for Two Young Women Suspected of Scamming Elders in Retirement Homes
Welcome back. Tonight, the search for two young women posing as bubbly teens, allegedly preying on retirement homes to make quick cash. They've been caught on tape, in action, and now police hope to catch them before they scam any more vulnerable seniors. Here's aditi Roy. Reporter: Tonight, the hunt is on for the two young women in this surveillance video, who police say have scammed residents of at least three retirement homes around Houston. With the shake of a hand and a bounce in their step, watch as the women appear to sweet-talk their way into this apartment at the hallmark retirement community. They're very smooth. Said they were the granddaughter of one of my other residents, so she let them in. Reporter: The retirement home says the women claimed to be from a nearby high school, collecting money for a band trip. Minutes later, they come out of the apartment, with a $250 check, and a victory dance. Later, the resident had second thoughts and cancelled the check. So far, the pair has stolen hundreds of dollars from seniors. Police, reminding the public, always ask for an I.D., before giving money to solicitors. Our goal is to get this stopped. We want to protect our residents. Reporter: Photos of the pair, now splashed across the walls of the hallmark, where officials hope the alleged thieves who were caught on camera, will soon be caught for real. Aditi Roy, ABC news, Los Angeles.
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