Burr Ridge police report ruse burglaries
Updated: April 29, 2013 2:16AM
BURR RIDGE — Elderly residents were the targets of two incidents that police are describing as ruse residential burglaries.
Both incidents involved people posing as workers and occurred at homes in the area bordered by 55th Street on the north, Plainfield Road on the south, Interstate 294 on the east and County Line Road on the west.
The first incident occurred at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 when a man approached a home and told its elderly resident that he was working on a flood at a vacant home next door and had to check the resident’s property line. He then asked her to come outside. Nothing was taken from the home.
Cash and a personal check were taken in a second incident, which occurred at about 1:40 p.m. Feb. 23. A man told the resident that he had purchased something from a neighbor and needed to contact him. The man asked the resident to look out a window at the roof of the neighbor’s home in an apparent attempt to distract the resident. The victim told the man to leave. He was seen entering the passenger side of a light blue or grey mini-van.
Burr Ridge police remind resident to never allow unknown people to enter their home. Police urge people to report any suspicious activity by calling 911.