Ruse Burglary

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Police Warn Lake County Residents Of Recent Ruse Burglary

Police said this type of crime seems to be more frequent over the last few years, and most often targets elderly residents.


Sonny Miller (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Allegedly Posed As Utility Worker To Steal Elderly Woman’s Jewelry

A southwest suburban man has been charged with allegedly stealing jewelry from an elderly woman during a January ruse burglary near Palos Park.


A man posing as a utility worker distracted a woman at this Tinley Park home while accomplices stole approximately $180,000 worth of cash, jewelry and electronics on May 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Ruse Burglars Steal $180K In Cash, Jewelry, Electronics In Tinley Park

He claimed to be a gas company meter reader, but cops said he’s a hustler who distracted a Tinley Park homeowner while accomplices stole tens of thousands of dollars of cash, jewelry and electronics.

CBS 2–05/27/2012

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Suburban Police Seek Suspects In ‘Ruse Burglary’

Police are warning homeowners to be on guard against ‘ruse burglaries’ after four men asking for water burglarized a home in the west suburbs.