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Conman detained in Warsaw, again

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Roberto Galea 17.03.2017 09:31
The head of a gang which is suspected of conning senior citizens out of some PLN 1.4 mln has been detained in Warsaw, after skipping bail last month.
Photo: Policja.plPhoto: Policja.pl

Known as “Hoss”, the man allegedly headed a ring of con men who would call elderly citizens pretending to be their adult grandchildren.

They would allegedly say they are in trouble – such as having been involved in an accident, or cannot pay off a debt – and ask the elderly persons to lend them some money through a friend. Someone from Hoss's gang would pick up the money pretending to be the “friend”.

Hoss was detained on Thursday at a rented flat in northern Warsaw. A police spokesperson said he had shaved off his beard and hair, and taken to wearing glasses in order to avoid being recognised. His son, usually dressed as a workman, would deliver his meals.

Police were forced to break down the apartment's door when Hoss refused to let them in.

Hoss, who had skipped bail set in February, faces criminal charges. (rg/pk)

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