Police: Senior citizen robbed by man he was trying to help

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department say they are looking for a man who robbed two people, one of whom was trying to help him.

On the afternoon of Feb. 4, police responded to 71 Society St. in reference to a theft from a building and credit card fraud.  A social worker for the Ansonborough House said that someone stole money from two of the residents at the senior citizen's apartment complex.

The victims said they met the suspect across the street at a church during Thursday dinner.

One of the victims said the suspect, who went by the name of Trey, came to his apartment on Feb. 3 and stayed for 30 minutes. The victim said the suspect then went to use the bathroom, but instead went to the victim's bedroom and took $30 from his wallet.

The second victim said the suspect came to his apartment and asked for money for a cab. According to police, the suspect and victim went to an ATM machine where the victim attempted to get money for the suspect.

A police report states the suspect offered to help the victim who was struggling to use the ATM machine. Investigators say the suspect then tricked the victim into thinking he had given the victim's ATM card back to him.

According to police, the suspect used the victim's card at several businesses spending $444.

If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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