A couple of swindlers running a three-card monte game in the parking lot of the Petro Truck Stop on Interstate 44 in Joplin, MO, robbed two truck drivers of $5,300, according to a report in the Joplin Globe.

Cpl. Chuck Niess of the Joplin police said the first victim told police that he was approached by a group of men who were playing cards on the lot near his truck. Niess said they asked him to play, “but he had to show them some money first.”