Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WRPD Alerts Community of Scam Artist

Release date: September 13, 2017

Incident: Known scam artist

Date/Time: September 12, 2017/ approximately 2:14PM

Location: 2620 Watson Boulevard, parking lot of Michael’s 

The Warner Robins Police Department would like to make the public aware of a scam artist that is making his way around our city. 

49 year old Frank Garmon Jr. is known to local law enforcement for being a scam artist.  His scam usually begins with a story about how he needs money. Sometimes he says he ran out of gas and needs some money to get up the road. Other times he tells people his vehicle broke down and he needs a jump start. Recently,  he jumped into the passenger seat of a driver’s car and asked for money.

Garmon is not known to be violent or threatening.

Law Enforcement is doing everything we can to ensure the public is aware of this scam artist. 

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping, traveling, or walking to your vehicle alone: 

  • Please be aware of your surroundings at all times, refrain from texting and walking.
  • Please have your keys in your hand with your finger ready to hit the panic button. 
  • Lock your car every time you get out of it, even when pumping gas.
  • Unlock your car only when you are near it.