Friday, May 1, 2009

Robbers Put Laundry Baskets Under Cars

http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2009/05/01/humble_observer/news/19rumor.txt

The Humble Observer [Texas]
1 May 2009

Mall officials, police deny rumors of robbery trick

By STEFANIE THOMAS

[...] The e-mail warns residents that criminals are placing laundry baskets underneath parked cars in the Deerbrook Mall parking lot, forcing shoppers to exit their car upon leaving the mall to investigate the noise. Rumor has it that the crook then makes his move and robs or car-jacks the unsuspecting victim. The e-mail further claims that a security guard at Deerbrook Mall advised of at least two cases of this nature recently. [...]