NYS Police Add New Photos in Search for Owego Convenience Store Scammers
New York State Police are releasing some better surveillance photos of two suspects they believed pulled a fast one on convenience store clerks in Owego and possibly Johnson City by making a series of purchases early on October 5 and the previous night.
Troopers say they are still looking for the man and the woman who got away with over $3,600 from the Owego Speedway and may have conducted a similar scam in Johnson City earlier in the evening.
According to the initial news release from the State Police, two people scammed a clerk at the Speedway gas station and convenience store through several confusing transactions.
According to troopers in the Owego barracks, at around 1:20 in the morning of October 5, the pair made a series of purchases, including lottery tickets and Visa cards.
According to the news release, the actions ultimately resulted in the theft of $3,693 from the store.
Troopers add the pair may have been involved in a similar scam in neighboring Broome County in the Village of Johnson City earlier in the evening.
The man seen on surveillance photos is Black, wearing a black jacket with a large white pattern or logo on the left sleeve, black pants and white shirt. He has shortly cropped hair. The woman appears to have long, bright-red colored hair and was wearing grey sweat or yoga pants. She had on a black, pullover sweatshirt with a large red block print on the front. The enhanced photos show the block print on the shirt, which is partially blocked by her long hair or extensions, appears to say “Worthy”. Only “W” and “THY” can be made out in the photo. The woman appears to be a light-complexion Black or Hispanic female.
Authorities in the initial news release said the couple may be driving a white Ford sedan.
No other information regarding the model of the vehicle, age or condition or possible license plate numbers is available.
Anyone with information is asked to call 607-561-7400 (reference case 110848332).