Thursday, July 26, 2012

“Distraction” Thieves Are Burglarizing Elders’ Homes

The Denver D.A.'s Crime Alert for July, 2012 referenced the fact that thieves posing as roofers, fence installers, utility workers and those of other trades are burglarizing Denver residences by using distraction tactics on elderly victims to gain entry into their homes. First, they lure their unsuspecting victims outdoors under false pretenses, such as to help locate property lines, or to assess “damaged power lines”,  trees in need of pruning, etc. While the victim is detained, . . . (to read more, go to Burglary Alert).