Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tree Trimming Distraction Burglary Warning

Tree Trimming Distraction
Date / Time: Saturday, 9/14/2013 at 2:00 pm

Location: 1000 block San Carlos Rd, Arcadia

Suspect 1: Male Hispanic Adult / 5’7” ‐ 5’9”
Unknown age

Suspect Vehicle: Ford pick up truck, 2dr, white,
standard cab, possibly a Ford
Ranger, unknown year

MO: Suspect 1 knocked on the front door and, as the visually‐impaired elderly victim opened the door, immediately stepped into the residence. The suspect said he recently purchased a house in the neighborhood and would be trimming the trees in the back yard. The suspect then walked through the house and attempted to open the rear door but was unsuccessful. As the victim asked the suspect to leave and threatened to call the police, the suspect exited the residence through the front door. The victim’s wife arrived later that day and noticed a card containing her social security card was missing and various containers and drawers had been disturbed. It is believed that Suspect 1 was distracting the victim while a second suspect stole the property within the residence. A second suspect was not seen.

If you have any information or similar instances, please contact Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574‐5150, reference case #13-4365.

Created by: Kristin Anderson, Crime Analyst

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