On Tuesday, August 4, neighborhoods throughout Monrovia are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “32nd Annual National Night Out” event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Monrovia Police Department, will involve over 16,540 communities from all 50 states.
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.