CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — Police in Chaska are investigating after an elderly man was apparently swindled out of $8,400 Monday.
According to the police department, two men arrived at the victim’s residence sometime around noon and offered to paint a large shed on the property.READ MORE: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Plans To Retire (CBS News)
They agreed on a price of $840 for the job, but once the men had completed the task, they told the man he owed them $8,400.
They drove the man to the bank and waited outside while he withdrew the amount and gave it to them, police said.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: Average Positivity Rate Dips, 52 Deaths Reported
Police said the two suspects were both white males standing roughly 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weight about 150 pounds each.
They were seen driving a white Chevrolet pick-up truck with a possible dent on the passenger side.MORE NEWS: Sheriff Finds Owner Of Burnt Snowmobile Found On Central Minnesota Lake
Anyone with information is asked to call 952-448-4200.