Dumb crooks of the month – so far!

Two Wilmington residents are in jail, accused of trying to extort $40 from a woman in exchange for her stolen car.

The owner of the car received a phone call from a man who told her he had her vehicle and if she paid him, he would return the car, according to a Wilmington Police Department release. The woman agreed to meet the man at Water and Dock streets so she could get her car back.

Anthony Antwan Mallette, 30, and Capria Kibibi Rouser, 28, both of Wilmington, were in the stolen car – with Mallette driving – when it arrived at Water and Dock streets at 7:34 p.m. Saturday.

As Mallette and Rouser attempted to exchange the car for cash, they were taken into custody by police.

The suspects obtained the victim’s phone number from paperwork in the vehicle, said police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett.

So, at least they can read numbers.

The article didn’t describe the car; but, I guess it wasn’t a Mercedes.

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