‘Ruse Burglars’ Get Away With 88-Year-Old Woman’s Cash
The Aurora Police Department is asking the public’s help gathering information about a ruse burglary that took place around 1 p.m. Tuesday (July 10, 2018) in the 1400 block of Beau Ridge Drive, where an 88-year-old woman had a substantial amount of money stolen.
“The woman told us a man came to her door and said he was there to fix something for her and that his father knew the victim,” APD spokesman Dan Ferrelli said via Facebook. “After letting him in, he led her through the house to the back yard and talked about items that needed repairs.”
The woman became suspicious and went back into the home. When she looked out her living room window, she saw the truck the suspect had arrived in speeding away. When she looked in the back yard, the suspect was gone.
The victim said the truck was occupied by two people. She could not gain a description of the second subject.
Ferrelli said the burglary apparently happened as the first suspect was distracting the victim, allowing the second person to enter the home and take the money.
The suspect is a white male, 40 to 50 years old, 5 feet, 2 inches to to 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 160 to 180 pounds, with short, salt-and-pepper hair. He may have been driving a black, full-size, either Ford or Chevrolet pickup truck with an extended bed, full cab, and dark tinted back windows.
If you know anything, please call Investigations at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000. Information phoned into Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest qualifies for a cash reward and all callers remain anonymous.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department Facebook page