Caller Offers Not to Blow up Bomb for $100
Dacula man said he received a phone call warning of an explosion near his house. Caller advised explosion would be “canceled” if victim met suspect at Hamilton Mill Walmart and made a $100 payment.
A Dacula man turned down an unusual phone solicitation Thursday afternoon.
The victim, who lives in Belfaire subdivision off Auburn Road, reportedly received a phone call at approximately 4 p.m. on April 12 from a caller with a “Jamaican” accent. According to the victim, the caller warned there was going to be an explosion in the area and asked the victim if he “wanted the bomb to be canceled.”
The suspect then inquired if the victim lived near the CVS on Auburn Road or the Walgreens on Braselton Highway. The victim replied that he lived in that area. The suspect asked if the victim could meet at the Hamilton Mill Walmart and allegedly told the victim to bring $100 if he wanted the explosion stopped.
The victim informed the suspect he was not going to meet at the Walmart. The victim said the caller began to speak again, but then hung up the phone.
The victim provided police with the phone number of the caller and advised that an online search revealed similar numbers with the same area codes have been used in other phone scams.
The case is listed as active.