RED OAK — The Red Oak Police Department is looking for help from the public in connection with a quick-change scam that took place at a local business.

The alleged offense took place on March 21 at the Exxon gas station located in the 500 block of State Highway 342.

An unknown black male arrived at the business and purchased two bananas and paid with a $50 bill.

The subject proceeded with the quick-change scam and was able to scam the unsuspecting cashier out of an extra $220. The unidentified subject exited and got into a tan 4-door car that is possibly a Ford or a Mercury.

Quick-change scams occur when an individual targets a cashier by paying for a small priced item with a large bill such as a $50 or $100. Before the cashier can give back the change, the suspect will engage the cashier in a speedy series of money exchanges causing confusion in the cashier. During the confusion, the suspect will tell the cashier how much money to give back, thus short-changing the cashier.

People with information about this offense, the subject or the vehicle are asked to contact the Red Oak Police Department. Please contact Sgt. Richard Boone at 469-218-7710 or Rboone@redoaktx.org. The Red Oak Police Department is located at 547 Methodist St. in Red Oak.