Three people posing as government workers or plumbers have used the ruse to get into houses and steal small items, according to police.(Hat tip: ND!)
They say they needed to “check the pipes” for “leaks, or other imminent problems,” according to a Chicago Police Department release.
They then walk off with money, keys, jewelry and electronics – “items they can easily carry,” according to the release.
The homes have been targeted in the 900 and 1000 block of South Park Terrace in the Dearborn Park neighborhood, according to police.
All three men are either white or Hispanic with straight black hair, according to descriptions released by police.
One is 5-feet-11 and weighs about 270 pounds and appears to be between 38 and 40 years old.
Another is 30 to 35, 5-feet-3, about 160 pounds, and the third appears about the same age and weighs about 150 pounds. He’s about 5-feet-6.
The three were seen leaving in a white late-1980s or early-1990s van.
Anyone with information is asked to call Belmont Area Detectives at (312) 744-8263.
Monday, January 23, 2012
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