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Ridgeland Police searching for "pigeon drop" scam suspects

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RIDGELAND, Miss. (WLBT) - Ridgeland Police need help in capturing a pair that tricked an elderly woman out of $3,000 dollars.

The pigeon drop scam happened Tuesday at a Ridgeland Bank.

Detectives say a woman wearing a velour jogging suit swindled the innocent victim.

Police say a man and woman befriended the older woman, promising to split a large sum of money if she withdrew smaller bills.

The victim withdrew $3,000 dollars, then handed it over to the scammers.

The con artists quickly drove off in a silver or gray Ford Taurus with the cash.

The victim was left holding nothing.

If you have recognize the woman call Ridgeland Police at 601-856-2121 or Crimestoppers.

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