Arlington Heights police responded about 4:04 p.m. Saturday to a possible ruse/scam on the north side of Arlington Heights.
A resident complainant (87-year-old female) drove into her garage in the 3000 block of Daniels Court when an unknown male subject followed her into the garage. He then followed her inside the house and claimed that the neighborhood was experiencing electrical problems and he could fix her issues for $100. When she advised the stranger that she did not have the money, the subject left the area. The incident is a suspected scan that was most likely an attempt to get funds or steal property from the complainant.
The crime is reported to have occurred on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at 3:45pm.
The male subject was described as a male/Hispanic 5’8″and wearing jeans.
During this type of scam it is common for the offender to choose the victim at a store or public place and then follow the victim home. Grocery stores are ideal hunting ground for the offenders, because most people come home immediately with perishables that might need to get into the refrigerator.
Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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