West 231st Street and Riverdale Avenue
A woman told police that two scammers approached her at West 231st Street and Riverdale Avenue at around noon on Nov. 14. One man said he was from another country and showed her a box full of money he claimed to have found, police said. Another man got involved in the conversation and the first man told the victim that he would split the money with her if she would make the good-faith move of contributing $20,000 of her own cash.
Police said the pair drove her to Bank of America at 3508 Johnson Ave., where she withdrew $20,000, which they drove off with, heading south while she was left figuring out the scheme on the sidewalk.
Because the duo did not enter the bank, police said there is no video surveillance of them.
The case remains open.