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Blackmail and Extortion

Alleged Hispanic extortion threat in Havre de Grace 'appears to be isolated,' police say

Alleged Hispanic extortion threat in Havre de Grace 'appears to be isolated,' police say

Havre de Grace Police say they weren't previously aware of an alleged extortion threat involving the city's relatively small Hispanic population, but they have passed along information they received about the threat last week to the proper authorities.

A Hispanic man, who reported being robbed last week by two other Hispanic men who live in his apartment building, told police the two men warned him they would be collecting money from him, and other Hispanics in the Havre de Grace area, every week, according to Harford County court records.

"This is new on our radar to us," Capt. Wayne Young of the Havre de Grace Police Department, said Monday. "But based on...

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