By Packie Williams
The mysterious thefts that have plagued eastern Dukes for the past two weeks has continued with an apparent new twist: residents’ bank accounts.
August Hills resident, Jerry Minor, went to his bank and cashed his savings account in excess of $12,000. Security cameras show him entering the WinMac branch on 19th Avenue, alone, and leaving with two suitcases full of money. But Minor has no memory of this nor of where the money went.
“I thought I was going crazy,” he said. “I was checking my account online and saw the withdrawal. Needless to say, I was shocked and immediately called the bank. When they said I came in and withdrew the money, I thought it was some sort of joke, but then I saw the video. I swear, I do not remember this.”
Minor’s account was the first of three separate incidents, all residents of the wealthy August Hills neighborhood. Selma Negras reported withdrawing $8,000, and Charles Tobin reported withdrawing $9,000. Both did not remember a thing.
The NRPD has told all banks to be suspicious of any suspicious withdrawals, even if it’s made by the owner of the accounts. Police Commissioner Trombeau advised all New Romford residents to keep an eye on their money and valuables during the investigation. When asked if a superhuman could be behind this, he said, “I wouldn’t rule it out.”