Windsor woman robbed

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 7, 2007

WINDSOR – Bertie County Sheriff Greg Atkins is alerting county citizens to be on the lookout for imposters.

His warning comes in the wake of an elderly Windsor woman being robbed of $5,000 on Feb. 2.

According to information from Bertie Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Ed Pittman, two white males are being sought for robbery. He stated the suspects, posing as government officials, arrived at the home of an elderly couple. After gaining entry into the residence using an excuse of having to measure the interior, one male held the woman while the other went into a closet and stole a pocketbook containing $5,000 in cash.

Pittman said neither of the victims was harmed.

He added that the suspects were last seen operating a black, mid-size vehicle.

“We caution all of our citizens, especially our senior citizens who are unfortunately the main target of these types of operations, to be on high alert for these men,” Sheriff Atkins said.

He continued, “Our best advice is if you do not know who you are dealing with, do not let them inside your home. Ask to see identification. Even if that appears authentic, tell them to wait outside while you further check into the situation. Call us here at the Sheriff’s Office (794-5330) if you have any doubts.”

Sheriff Atkins said that if possible, attempt to gain a description of the suspects (approximate height, weight, age, etc.) as well as the make, model and license plate number of the vehicle.