Niederwerrn (dpa / lby) - The son of an older couple hired a trickster in Lower Franconia and snatched the loot from her. Unknown persons had pretended to be officials during a phone call on Friday and told the senior couple from Niederwerrn (Schweinfurt district) that their daughter had caused a fatal car accident, the police said on Saturday.
They demanded money and told the couple that the daughter would be spared custody. The couple gave the woman a five-figure sum of money and several gold coins. However, shortly after the handover, the couple's son became suspicious, called his sister and then tracked down the alleged fraudster and was able to confront her. After a fight, he was able to snatch the booty from her. The woman fled.