DeWitt County Sheriff's Office looking for tips in Wapella theft

WAPELLA - The DeWitt County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying thieves that stole over $1,000 from a Wapella woman on July 20.

According to authorities, the victim reported that one of the suspects knocked on her door and told her that he had concrete left over from a nearby job and offered to fix the victim's concrete sidewalk.  The suspect demanded cash payment up front, and the victim gave him $400 in cash.  After taking the cash, the suspect diverted her attention while another suspect entered her home a stole more cash.  The suspects left without completing any work.

Eyewitnesses say the suspects were driving in a black Dodge truck.  There were three white males between the ages of 30 and 40 in the truck, along with a boy under the age of 10.  The suspects would have been parked along Route 51 in Wapella at about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 20.  The DeWitt County Sheriff's Office is looking for tips to help identify these suspects.

Tips can be submitted by phone to Crime Stoppers at (217) 935-3333 or online at  A cash reward of up to $1,000 may be available for information leading to an arrest.

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