Another iPad scam was reported in the Norcross area earlier this month, and this time it was for $1,000.
According to the Norcross police report, a 33-year-old Atlanta man met with someone who agreed to sell him some iPads in the Latino Plaza parking lot at 5735 Buford Hwy. around 7 p.m. Aug. 3.
The seller stayed in his car while the buyer walked to the passenger side window, the complaintant told police via translator. The suspect showed him the "iPads" wrapped in bubblewrap and asked to see his money, so the victim pulled out $1,000 in cash from his pocket.
Suddently, the driver allegedly reached into his pants with his right hand, looked at the victim and said, "Give me all the money or I will kill you!"
The victim told police that he handed over the money and walked away with the iPads, which ended up being picture frames with image cutouts of iPads.
The victim described the suspect as being a black male who frequently goes to Latino Plaza. According to security footage, the suspect was driving a white Pontiac Grand Prix.
The victim told police that he didn't know the suspect from before the incident. The alleged scammer's cell phone number was given to police, and the iPads were put into evidence.
Similar Apple scams have been reported in the Gwinnett area for some time now. On July 23 in a parking lot off Singleton Road, , which turned out to be a tile inside a FedEx box.
A mother and daughter were allegedly last December while at a Norcross-area QuikTrip. They were also given FedEx boxes.