TEASER Police, Southern Pines

In recent days, individuals playing violins and acting like musicians using amplified speakers have been spotted at area grocery stores and retailers. The individuals asking for donations to feed their children are involved in a nationwide scam, the Southern Pines Police Department reported in a news release issued Monday.

The public is asked to assist in reducing these crimes of opportunity by calling the Southern Pines Police communication center at (910) 693-27031 to report this type of activity.

(5) comments

jimmie canabera

Two Sundays ago there was a fellow doing this at Fresh Market. Wonder why they are not arrested.

Justin Bradford

Probably for the same exact reason Lydia Boesch, an elected official, and her cronies were not cited for passing out misinformation propaganda in pinehurst without a permit. At least the local PDs are consistent.

Kent Misegades

I saw one at Harris-Teeter playing an accordion. Looked like an illegal or a Gypsy. I recall them sweeping through our area in Germany in the early 90s with various scams. Just as quickly they disappeared.

Barbara Misiaszek

What does an illegal or a gypsy look like?

John Misiaszek

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