Police are searching for a man and woman accused of tricking a 75-year-old woman out of her life savings saying they wanted to donate the money to a local church.
Authorities say the pair approached the woman in the parking lot of a North Hollywood shopping center and were “about to leave town and needed help to donate money to a local church. The suspects told the victim they received a large sum of money and they could not take the money with them to their home country.”
They then allegedly drove the elderly woman to different banks to withdraw their "good faith" money to prove she had money and wouldn’t steal theirs.
When they dropped her off at her home, they sped off with the woman's $45,000.
The male suspect is described as black or Hispanic, 60 to 65 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 140 pounds.
The woman is also described as black or Hispanic, 30 to 35 years old, about 5 feet tall and being about 125 pounds.
The suspects’ vehicle was described as a late-model, blue Toyota Camry and anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood station at (818) 754-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.