Police Warn Of Burglars Posing As Utility WorkersIn a community alert, police said burglars posed as utility workers to gain entry into homes, and then steal property from inside.
Sheriff’s Office Police Warn Of Burglaries On Northwest Suburbs Cook County sheriff’s police are warning northwest suburban residents about a string of “ruse” burglaries last month.
Ruse Burglaries Targeting Elderly Aurora ResidentsAurora Police are warning elderly residents about two attempted ruse burglaries in the last month.
Police Warn Of Ruse Burglaries Targeting Elderly Residents On NW SideIn 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.
Worth Man Charged In Oak Forest Ruse BurglariesThe 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.
Six Chicago Men Charged With South Suburban ‘Ruse’ BurglariesSix Chicago men have been charged with committing two home burglaries using a ruse in the south suburbs.

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