CHICAGO — Police are looking for two Polish-speaking scam artists who have defrauded elderly people on the Southwest Side.
In three separate incidents, a woman has called elderly, Polish-speaking victims from a blocked number and pretended to have been in a traffic accident, according to a community alert.
Needing bond money, the woman said she would send an attorney to retrieve the funds.
A Polish-speaking man, pretending to be an attorney, would then go to the victims' homes to get the money.
The latest incident occurred in the 4000 block of West 58th Street in West Elsdon at 3 p.m. Thursday.
That incident was similar to two other cases that occurred in the 6000 block of South Melvina Avenue in Clearing at 9 a.m. on Feb. 3 and the 5400 block of South Meade Avenue in Garfield Ridge at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 5.
The age and description of the woman is unknown. The man is believed to be 50 to 59 years old.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 312-747-8382.