Political Correctness Again
- Police continue to warn North Side residents of burglaries that have occurred recently at the hands of people pretending to be utility employees or new neighbors. Once inside victims' homes, they distract the resident while accomplices steal items.
The offenders begin by ringing the bell or knocking on the door, then giving various false reasons for entry, including that they are new neighbors, utility employees, tree cutters or construction contractors.
Once inside, they keep the victim distracted while accomplices search for property to take. On one occasion, the victim was physically accosted by the offenders.The offenders have been described as male, whites or Hispanics in their late 20s to 30s. The property taken has included cash and/or small items such as jewelry. The offenders have been seen driving various vehicles