Multiple victims have described him as a black man who wears a hard hat and yellow construction vest.
His most recent appearance came at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon at a liquor store near Southport and Belmont. A witness reported that the man fled in a red Ford pickup truck.
Around 11:30AM on June 11, he donned the helmet and vest to pass a bogus Benjamin at the Milk & More convenience store across from Trader Joe’s on Diversey. After that incident, the man was further described as taller with a big build.
Back in April, the same man targeted a mom and pop flower shop in the 2700 block of Halsted, police say.
The next afternon, he hit two small shops in the 2000 block of Roscoe.
Related or not?Around 6 o’clock last night, a couple tried to pass two fake $100 bills at a Starbucks and again at a nearby establishment. The duo is described as a black man in his 20’s wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans in the accompaniment of a black female in her 20’s.
It is not known if last night’s incident is related to the construction scammer.