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Police Warn Of Ruse Burglaries Targeting Elderly Residents On NW Side

In the reported incidents, one man typically approaches an elderly victim’s home and tries to use a ruse—such as construction work or damage to their garage—to distract the victim while another person enters the home to steal property, according to a community alert.


Tommy Eli (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Worth Man Charged In Oak Forest Ruse Burglaries

The homes of elderly residents were burglarized by a man who distracted the homeowners while his partners ransacked the victims’ bedrooms and stole jewelry — talking to each other via two-way radio in a foreign language.


Tony White (Top Left),  Stanley Miller  (Top Middle)  Steven Miller (Top Right),  Sonny Ziko  (Bottom Right), Peter Ely (Bottom Middle) Alan Ely (Bottom Right). (Credit: Orland Park Police)

Six Chicago Men Charged With South Suburban ‘Ruse’ Burglaries

Six Chicago men have been charged with committing two home burglaries using a ruse in the south suburbs.