Children in Monrovia returned to school on August 19, 2015, and with students going back to school, Monrovia Police Department would like to remind you that traffic congestion will be increased on the road and drivers will need to be extra cautious.
There are two different variations of this scam. The first is when the victim parks their vehicle and a male subject (the scammer) either parks next to the victim or approaches the victim’s driver side front door on foot. The scammer tells the victim that something is wrong with their vehicle, and in some cases, the victim could not close their driver side front door. One victim reported seeing the scammer holding a small screwdriver, possibly what the scammer used to prevent the victim from closing their door.