LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. -- The Lincoln County Sheriff s Office says a scammer is making his way around the area.

Detectives are investigating a recent incident involving an elderly woman. Police say a man posing as an electrical worker attempted to get into the woman s home in the 1400 block of Shoal Road on Thursday.

The 90-year-old victim told deputies he was working on lines in the neighborhood and needed to check her power. After making his way inside, the man grabbed her jewelry box, pushed the woman into an oxygen tank and fled, according to police.

He is described as a white man between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7. He is middle aged and clean shaven with short hair. The man was last seen in a faded gray or green baseball hat and an old traffic vest. He drove away in a red pickup truck, possibly a Dodge, with chrome on the bottom and black plastic in the bed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff s Office at 704-732-9050 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.
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