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Scam Targeting Elderly Reported in a Grand Prairie Neighborhood

A concerned citizen in the Nottingham neighborhood of Grand Prairie has raised an alarm about a scam targeting elderly residents. Situated south of I-30 (Tom Landry Fwy) and between N State Hwy 161 and N. Great SW Pkwy, the area has become a focus of deceptive activities.

According to reports, a team of individuals is orchestrating the scam, targeting elderly homeowners by ringing their doorbells and initiating unsolicited "contractor" work. In one instance, while one individual purportedly power-washed the exterior of a house, another person allegedly stole a gold charm bracelet from inside the residence under the guise of performing plumbing and mold abatement work.

The main perpetrator is described as a white male in his 30s to low 40s, with black hair and beard, bearing the last name "Woods." He is known to drive a black Dodge Ram pickup truck with oversized tires. An accomplice, described as a young male in his 20s with light sandy hair, drives a newer model light-colored pickup truck.

The license plate of the black Dodge Ram is reported as T5F 3974, registered in Texas.

Additionally, another individual posing as a contractor under the name "Clayton" allegedly caused damage to a garage door the following day, presumably to gain access to valuable tools on the premises.

The Grand Prairie Police Department has been notified of these incidents and is actively searching for the suspects. Officer T. Woods, Badge #558, can be reached at 1525 Arkansas Lane, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Residents are urged to contact the police immediately if they encounter these individuals or suspect fraudulent contracting activity.

These scams specifically target elderly retirees, such as a 90-year-old Korean War veteran and his nearly 80-year-old partially disabled wife.

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