Troopers are looking for these suspects
NYSP Canandaigua / MCAC is seeking information for any additional incidents related to suspects conducting a quick change scam and sleight of hand jewelry thefts. The suspects have been identified as part of a Roma organized crime group that travels worldwide.
The four Western and Central NY incidents occurred at businesses near an interstate. The male pictured below with the Adidas pouch purchased electronic items from Walmart and during the transaction confused the employee while paying for the item by telling them he wanted the change in a different way and stole $1,600 in each transaction.
The males were seen leaving in a black Chrysler minivan. Erie County: Walmart located at 3290 Sheridan Drive, T/Amherst on 01/25/22 at 11:30 a.m. (APD 22-204281) Walmart located at 3290 Sheridan Drive, T/Amherst on 01/26/22 at 8:30 p.m. (APD 22-204282)Ontario County: Walmart located at 4238 Recreation Drive, Canandaigua (Ontario County) on 01/28/22 at 12:28 p.m. (NYSP 10668510)Onondaga County: M&T Bank located in the Elbridge area (Onondaga County) on 01/28/22 at 3:15 p.m.