Grandfather Scammed Out of More Than $2K: Police

Norwalk police are looking to identify a man who picked up a fraudulent wire transfer that left a grandfather out more than $2,000.

The suspect picked up the fraudulent wire transfer at the Stop & Shop on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk on Oct. 14, according to police.

The victim, who does not live in Connecticut, received several phone calls from a man pretending to be a law enforcement officer who demanded the grandfather wire money because the victim's grandson was in jail, police said.

The victim wired $2,450 to the Norwalk Stop & Shop where the suspect picked it up.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Norwalk police at (203) 854-3011 or leave an anonymous tip at (203) 854-3111.

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