Keys stolen from unlocked vehicles and an online fraud

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Police responded to two complaints in which keys were stolen from unlocked vehicles over the weekend.

On Sunday, Turkey Roost Road residents told police a dark SUV pulled alongside their Honda Civic when it was parked in their driveway at around 12:30 a.m. and took off when they turned the outside lights on.

As a precaution, they disconnected and removed the car battery.

Then at 4:42 a.m., police said a small, silver sedan pulled up alongside the Honda and someone got out of the sedan and entered the vehicle, before leaving when the homeowner turned the outside lights on.

Police said a set of keys were stolen from inside the unlocked Honda during the first incident.

Police also received a report of a theft of keys from an unlocked pickup truck sometime overnight when it was parked in a driveway on Twin Brook Terrace.

An online fraud

A woman told police she used her TD Bank account to open an Amazon Prime subscription, but later decided to cancel it.

She called a number she found online and was told there was fraudulent activity on her Amazon account, and the way to resolve it was to go to CVS and buy two $200 gift cards.

She gave the person she was talking to the redemption codes over the phone, but felt scammed afterward, police said.

Police said it was a scam and officers called the phone number, which was out of service. Then the officers could not find the number online.

They contacted eBay to find the gifts cards’ balances and put a stop on it, but the money was already spent. Police said eBay was unable to track the transactions.

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