Police Warn Lake County Residents Of Recent Ruse BurglaryPolice said this type of crime seems to be more frequent over the last few years, and most often targets elderly residents.
Man Allegedly Posed As Utility Worker To Steal Elderly Woman's JewelryA southwest suburban man has been charged with allegedly stealing jewelry from an elderly woman during a January ruse burglary near Palos Park.
Ruse Burglars Steal $180K In Cash, Jewelry, Electronics In Tinley ParkHe 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.
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.

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