Sherman Police are searching for two suspects after a woman said she confronted one of the men over a counterfeit bill he attempted to trade with her over the weekend and he then threatened her with a knife.
Sgt. Brett Mullen said the incident occurred Sunday at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the Easton Parc Apartments in the 1600 block of La Salle Drive. Mullen said the woman was a resident of the complex and was approached by one of the men as she walked through the parking lot.
“He asked her to make change for a $100 bill, which she did,” Mullen said. “She provided him with the money and then, after that, she realized that he had given her a fake $100 bill. When she confronted him about it, the guy pulled a knife on her. She got away and he fled the scene in a red Honda passenger car.”
Mullen said the woman was not injured and described the two suspects as mixed-race males, likely 18 to 20 years old. If caught, Mullen said the men could face felony aggravated robbery charges. It was unclear whether the men would see additional charges for their alleged use of the fake currency.
“Use caution when conducting money exchanges that might be outside your normal transactions, especially with somebody that you don’t know,” Mullen said. “Whether you’re making change or if you’ve arranged to buy or sell something off the internet, use caution when you’re dealing with cash out on the street like that.”
Those with knowledge of the incident or the suspects’ identities are encouraged to call the Sherman Police Department at 903-892-7290. Mullen said citizens are free to use an internet-purchase, safe-exchange zone, which is located directly across from the police department, in the Sherman Fire-Rescue headquarters parking lot at 318 South Travis Street, for transactions outside the normal.