Police ask victims to come forward in Phila. fraud robberies
PHILADELPHIA - February 2, 2012 (WPVI) -- Police are asking for more victims to come forward in a string of robberies, thefts and frauds in Center City Philadelphia.
On Tuesday, officers arrested John Sanford and Derrick Randle.
Police believe Sanford and Randle have been approaching people in Center City and telling them they just arrived from another country and need a place to stay.
After gaining a victim's confidence, police say, Sanford and Randle would give the victim a handkerchief containing paper that appeared to be U.S. currency, then walk away with the victim's money.
At least one victim has come forward and identified Sanford and Randle as the suspects.
Police believe more people have been victimized. They are urging anyone who has been targeted to call the Philadelphia Police Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093.
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