Lottery scammers steal $18,000 in jewelry from woman, 80

In what appears to be a well-coordinated variation of a notorious lottery scam, four people were involved in the con that cost an 80-year-old woman $18,000 worth of her jewelry, according to Davie police.

Investigators Tuesday released surveillance images of two of the people involved and their vehicle in the hopes of generating leads in the case.

It was just before 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 when the four people parked a late-model, white Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in the Publix parking lot at 8842 W. State Road 84 and waited for the woman to walk toward her vehicle — parked in a space reserved for handicapped drivers.

A woman wearing a visor and carrying a purse across her left shoulder got out of the SUV and began talking with the woman heading for her car, police said. The woman claimed she had “won a lottery and was looking for a lawyer.”

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