Topanga Canyon News
WEST HILLS—On Tuesday, May 3, Topanga police are informing residents who frequent the Fallbrook Center area in the West Hills, particularly those of elderly age, about a possible ongoing scam involving two suspects who have allegedly exploited vehicle damage that they themselves have caused to make some quick cash.
It is not clear from a police advisory sent out to local residents on April 29 how many senior's vehicles were targeted near the movie theater.
As of May 5, LAPD Officer Sam Sabra told Canyon News that there have been no further developments in the case after his recent patrols of the area.
Laemmle Falbrook 7 staff told Canyon News that they had not seen or heard anything regarding the scam occurring near the movie theater.
Thus far there is no indication that this is an ongoing scam that is occurring throughout the immediate area.
Fallbrook Center management and security told Canyon News that they had not seen or heard anything regarding the scam occurring near their locations. Neither did managers and staff of the more than 25 businesses located in the Fallbrook Center area between Victory Boulevard and Vanowen Street that Canyon News contacted.
Employees at the Sports Chalet and Road Runner Sports, which are close to each other albeit separated by a Hometown Buffet, also told Canyon News that they had not seen or heard anything about the scam taking place near their businesses, but that they had heard about a similar scam taking place in the area one to two years ago.
An employee at one of the aforementioned 25 businesses mentioned to Canyon News that someone was going around a while ago claiming that he could secure for $20 any individual auto part.
Anyone who has information about this possible ongoing scam can contact the LAPD Topanga Area Front Desk at 818-756-4800.
Officers of the Topanga Community Police Station protect and serve the West Hills, Canoga Park, Winnetka and Woodland Hills neighborhoods.
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