A man who gave his name as Abdul convinced a woman to give him $3,300 in cash to buy a used car. He then vanished, and the woman never got the car.
Milford Police Officer Jeffrey Nielsen says the two met through online chats, and got together at the Westfield Connecticut Post Mall.
“They had talked on the phone, and she made mention to him that she was looking for a used car,” Nielsen said. “The gentleman told her he could arrange to get her a car, and he asked to meet him at a location here in Milford, where they could exchange the money for the car.”
After the woman gave the man the cash, he excused himself, and disappeared.
The bogus exchange took place March 2.
Police have a photo of the man they are looking for. He gave the picture to the woman before they met, so she could find him at the mall.