• Atlanta police searching for scam victims in Hispanic community

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    ATLANTA - Atlanta police want your help to contact potential victims of a scam targeting the Hispanic community.

    On Feb. 2 police said a Hispanic man was approached by a man impersonating a law enforcement officer.

    Investigators said the suspect demanded the victim give him $400 or he would be arrested for being in the country illegally.

    The victim told officers he thought the suspect was an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

    He initially refused, but then complied when the suspect attempted to handcuff him.

    Investigators said they made an arrest in this case and believe that there may be additional victims who may have been afraid to contact police.

    Investigators are asking anyone who has been a victim of this crime in Atlanta to call 404-658-7055. 

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