Unsolved Crimes

Fraud & Scam Alerts

Craigslist Rental Scams

Suspects from remote locations overseas place a fictitious advertisement on Craigslist for a Rental Property they actually have no control over.

An ad in a scam looks legitimate and has much lower rates than what is normally charged. Business is conducted from prospective renter and suspect all through email exchange and end with the renter wiring funds to an bank account controlled by suspect. Once money is wired, no further contact with suspect occurs and victim is out money and has no rights to rental.

Dominion Power / Sheriff's Office Scams

Suspect calls and states power bill is past due, you missed court duty or some other fictitious story resulting in a payment needing to be made. Suspect requests people obtain a gift card from local stores and submit that as payment for the monies owed to them. Victims go and obtain gift cards and forward them to suspects for a fictitious debt.

Not Scams

A resident reported that someone came to their house advising they were collecting information for census purposes. We contacted the Regional Office of the Census Bureau in Atlanta, GA and were told that individuals are currently conducting census surveys. If anyone has contact with someone that advises they are collecting census data each of these individuals will have an ID card issued by the U.S Department of Commerce. To learn more about surveys conducted by the U.S Census Bureau please visit this website.

Past Thefts / Crimes

  • Stolen Surf Boards, On June 20, 2018 two surfboards were stolen from a residence in the 7200 block of South Virginia Dare Trail. A white and red in color WRV 9’10” longboards with grey leash and a white and black in color Future Foils fun shape with a “bowling ball and pin” graphic. If any information is known about this larceny please contact Det. Mann at 252-449-2015.

  • Hit and Run, On July 9, 2018 a red in color Chevrolet truck with North Carolina registration backed into another vehicle in the parking lot of TJ Maxx and left the scene.

  • Sometime during the overnight hours between 8/31/2018 and 9/1/2018, unknown persons took a white unicorn statue from the 300 block of Nags Way Ct, Nags Head, NC.  The statue is approx. four feet high, by four feet wide, weighs 30 pounds, and is made of sheet metal.  The unicorn is white in color, with a blue, purple and yellow mane and tail.    The unicorn horn is yellow.  
  • On September 19, 2018 the Subway on Finch Street in Nags Head was broken into by the breaking glass in a window to gain entry. The safe and register were damaged and money was stolen.

  • On September 25, 2018 the Tropical Smoothie located in the 2200 block of South Croatan Highway was broken into by breaking the glass in the door to gain entry. The registers were damaged and money was stolen. Video footage captured the suspects who concealed their faces.

  • On September 25,2018 the Bowling Alley on West Satterfield Landing Road was broken into by breaking the glass in the side door to gain entry. Registers and coin machines were damaged and money was stolen. The surveillance system was also damaged. A large amount of quarters were stolen from the coin machines.

  • Sometime between December 17 and 18, unknown suspects stole a package from a residence in the 100 block of West Gray Eagle St. The package had been delivered via courier service, and left on the porch. If you have information regarding this theft, or saw any suspicious subjects in the area, please contact the Nags Head Police Department at (252) 441-6386 or dare Community Crime Line at (800) 745-2746.

  • On January 12, 2019 at approx. 5:30 PM, seven black females entered the Nautica store located in the Tanger Outlet Center, 7100 S. Croatan Hwy. several females diverted the employee’s attention, while two of the females grabbed approx. $2,000.00 worth of clothing, and exited the store without paying for the items. (See pictures)