Cops: Man threatened to kill victim and family if he didn’t pay up

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Cops: Man threatened to kill victim and family if he didn’t pay up

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Police in Roswell are investigating an extortion threat that cost a man hundreds of dollars.

The suspect, who police say is a Hispanic male, called the 26-year-old victim on May 3 at 5:30 p.m. and threatened to kill him and his family if he didn’t come up with some cash. After the victim, who police also identified as Hispanic, sent the caller $400, the suspect came back for more.

Police said that’s when the suspect sent the victim a video of someone being murdered and demanded an additional $1,000. Police believe the caller pulled that video from the internet. 

The victim then contacted Roswell police on May 4. The report does not say whether the two men knew each other.

Roswell police say they have stepped up their patrols in the Worthington Hills neighborhood and are trying to track the source of the call.

Police said their investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime can submit a tip to Roswell Police through Facebook.

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The victim claims he was called and threatened out of hundreds of dollars and was then sent a video of somebody getting murdered, before going to the police for help.
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