LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- LAPD officials are searching for three suspects accused in a lottery scam targeting Spanish-speaking victims in the Harbor City, Wilmington and San Pedro communities.
The suspects have struck at least six times since January, with the latest incident occurring on June 8 in the Torrance-Harbor Gateway area.
The suspects ask the victims for a valuable, such as cash or jewelry, as "protection," according to police.
Once the victims hand over the good faith item, they discover there is no winning ticket.
The suspects are described as an Hispanic man and woman in their 20s, and an Hispanic man in his 40s. Police have released a composite sketch of two suspects.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call police at 1(800) 222-TIPS (8477).
Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
CA Lottery Scam Suspects Targeting Spanish-Speaking Victims
The suspects claim they can't cash in a winning ticket because they're here illegally.
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