On Feb. 13 at around 8 a.m., a Tech police officer was called to the Wingnuts restaurant on North Avenue regarding a theft. When the police arrived, the officer met with two complainants. The students then proceeded to tell the police their account of the previous night in relation to the theft. According to the two students, they were in the Starbucks in Tech Square, when an older white male began talking to them. The man started discussing religion and faith with the two students. A while later, when Starbucks closed, the three people walked to Wingnuts.
The students continued to talk about religious topics with the man for about five hours. During the conversation, the students said that the man asked them for their wallets, which they gave him. The man also asked them for their debit card, which they also gave him. Next, the man asked them for their pin numbers, which the students again gave to him. The man then gave them back their wallets, with the two students understanding the whole time that the man was in possession of their debit cards. After leaving Wingnuts early on Friday morning, the students checked their bank accounts later in the day and found that about $400 had been withdrawn from each account.
The police asked the students if they ever felt threatened or intimidated by the man. The students said that they felt intimidated mentally by the man since he played on the fact that they were religious people. The students gave physical descriptions of the male suspect, but no identity was determined.