A Forked River resident who found two unknown men in her garage recently accidentally handed over $10,800 in luxury watches instead of a cheaper one, Police Chief David A. Paprota said.
The Capstan Drive resident called police on July 30 to report a burglary and theft that occurred sometime between July 8 and July 11. The woman heard noise coming from her garage and went to investigate, the chief said.
She found two unknown white males standing in the garage. One of the men held up an object and asked her if it were for sale. They then asked if she had any watches for sale, the chief said.
"She told the suspects that
she had a battery-powered watch for sale and was offered $20 by the
suspect," Paprota said "The resident mistakenly gave the suspects a bag of gold Omega
watches valued at $10,800."
The suspects left after the resident gave them the watches. She did not see them leave in a vehicle, Paprota said.