‘Check The Water’ Ruse/Scam Burglary on Chatham Drive, Palatine

Palatine police responded about 1:34 PM Tuesday of an attempted burglary in the 1100 block of West Chatham Drive. Police received report that a man pushed his way into a residence of an elderly victim and said he had to check the water. The suspect immediately fled after ransacking a bedroom.

The offender was described as a male/Hispanic who fled in a black vehicle.

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