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Tag Archive | "gypsy scam"

Five Men Transported from Goebbert Rd Apartment in Possible “Gypsy Scam” Crime Investigation, Arlington Heights

271 VIDEO: Police transport five men away in handcuffs from Ashton Apartments apartment building after traffic stop in apartment parking lot. UPDATE: “Gypsy Scams” is a term used by law enforcement referring to a type of criminal operation, and is not intended as a slur to any ethnic population. The article below documents the use […]

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Gypsy Ruse/Burglary “Just Occurred” Call on Auburn & Foxcroft on Auburn, Rolling Meadows

29 Rolling Meadows police received a report about 6:58 PM Tuesday of a burglary/gypsy scam attempt near Auburn and Foxcroft on Auburn Rolling Meadows, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders attempted a gypsy/ruse scam. The offenders attempted to check the water and distract the resident. One offender was discovered going […]

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

27 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 […]

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Burglary: Possible Gypsy/Ruse Scam on Kensington Court, Palatine

33 Palatine police responded about 3:27 pm. Monday to a possible Gypsy scam in the block of Kensington Court. Police received a report that a male/Hispanic subject came up to the house and talked to the homeowner. The male/Hispanic subject told the homeowner that he was the repairman that worked on the house about 10 […]

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Possible Gypsy/Ruse Scam Attempt on West Sunset Terrace, Arlington Heights

36 Arlington Heights police received a report about 2:59 p.m. Tuesday of a possible Gypsy/ruse scam in the 1300 block of West Sunset Terrace. Two male/Hispanics attempted to get the homeowner outside to look at his roof. The homeowner refused and the two male/Hispanics left in a silver SUV.

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“Tree Trimmer” Ruse Burglary on North Brighton, Arlington Heights

50 Arlington Heights police received a report of a gypsy scam burglary in the 400 block of North Brighton Place. Police received a report that an unknown suspect came to the victim’s door wanting to discuss tree trimming in her backyard. The suspect talked to her for about fifteen minutes while waiting for his partner […]

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Ruse Burglary on East Golf Road, Arlington Heights

29 Arlington Heights police responded about 4:17 p.m. Monday to a report of a ruse burglary in the 700 block of East Golf Road. Police received a report that two men came to the door at an apartment and said they had to fix the water. They entered the apartment and took a bag that […]

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Ruse Attempt on Walnut Lane, Schaumburg

27 Schaumburg police responded about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday to a report of an attempted ruse scam in the 500 block of North Walnut Lane. Police received a report that two men approached a resident and told the resident they needed to check the smoke detectors in the house. The resident refused entry of the subjects […]

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Possible Gypsy/Ruse Scam Attempt on Forestdale Court, Schaumburg

33 Schaumburg police responded about 1:07 p.m. Saturday of an attempted Gypsy scam in the 1300 block of Forestdale Court. Police received a report that a subject came to the door and said there was a problem with the water, and that workers had to check inside the house. The potential victims asked the subject […]

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Employee’s Personal Cell Phone Stolen from Woodfield Mall Kiosk

34 Schaumburg police responded about 2:31 p.m. Saturday of a theft of a cell phone from the “Where You Shop Kiosk” at Woodfield Mall near Lord & Taylor. A male/Hispanic and female/Hispanic approached the kiosk and distracted an employee and walked away with the employee’s cellphone. The suspects were last seen headed toward the middle […]

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Two Men Try to Shove Their Way Into House on East Lillian

33 Arlington Heights police responded about 3:22 p.m. Monday to a report of a possible scam/home invasion that just occurred in the 1900 block of East Lillian Avenue. Police received a report that two male/Hispanic subjects tried to push their way into a house after trying to get the residents out of the house. The […]

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Ruse Scam, Residential Burglary on Willow Parkway, Buffalo Grove, Buffalo Grove

24 Buffalo Grove police received a report about 1:53 p.m. Thursday of a residential burglary in the 100 block of Willow Parkway. Police received a report that a man came to the door saying he was a plumber and tried to get the resident to come to the backyard. The offender was described as a […]

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