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Tag Archive | "ruse"

A New Kind of Ruse Scam/Burglary in Crossville, Tennessee

Most ruse scams/home burglaries involve getting a homeowner to check their water or their roof or some trees in the backyard while an accomplice burglarizes the house. In the Camelot subdivision of Crossville Tennessee a nude female swimmer that was doing the distracting while her husband apparently burglarized the victim’s home. Crossville police received a […]

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Cook County Sheriff Warns of Ruse Burglaries Targeting Seniors

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning senior citizens to be cautious when someone comes to their door claiming to be a worker and has no proper identification – that “worker” may be trying to rob them of their valuables. In a ruse type of burglary, offenders pose as some type of home repair, […]

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Diversion Burglary on Halloween Night on Russell Court, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report Wednesday of a diversion burglary in the 1400 block of Russell Court near Algonquin Road and South New Wilke Road.* Police received a report that an offender went to the front door and knocked. The complainant thought there were going to be kids on the porch Trick or Treating […]

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

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 subject […]

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Two Offenders Attempt to Enter Hoffman Estates Home with Roof Repair Scam

Hoffman Estates police alerted area police departments about 1:34 p.m. Tuesday of a possible ruse/scam in Hoffman Estates at a residence near Higgins Road and Jones hat occurred about 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. One of two offenders told an elderly person that her roof was leaking and that the offenders needed to gain entry into the […]

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Scam Attempt Suspected on Briarwood Drive West, Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect police responded about 10:35 a.m. Tuesday to a possible ruse/scam in the 2700 block of Briarwood Drive West, Mount Prospect. Police received a report that solicitors demanded money from an elderly resident for driveway repair. Police received a report third party that the offender demanded $1200 for repair of the driveway.

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Scam Attempt Suspected on North Daniels Court Saturday

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 […]

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Possible Ruse Scam/Burglary on South Embers Lane

Arlington Heights police received a report about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday of a burglary to a residence in the 2700 block of South Embers Lane. Police received a report of a possible ruse scam to an elderly victim. An subject talked to an elderly resident about water issues in the basement about 12 noon. Later in […]

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Possible Ruse/Scam Attempt on West Miner Street

Arlington Heights police responded about 4:15 PM Monday to a report of a possible ruse/scam in the 500 block of West Miner. Police received a report of a suspicious person that came to the door of an apartment saying he was working for the Village of Arlington Heights and that he needed to check for […]

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Arlington Heights Police Publish Burglary Diversion/Ruse Alert

Arlington Heights police have published for residents a “DIVERSION/RUSE BURGLARY ALERT” through the Citizen Observer website (citizenobserver.com).
CitizenObserver.com is a company that specializes in law enforcement tools for police department interaction with citizens.

Following is information from the Arlington Heights police that can be found at the citizenobserver.com website (direct link) […]

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Ruse/Scam Attempt: Man Poses as Public Works Employee Working on Sewer Problem

Arlington Heights police responded just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a ruse scam attempt in the 400 block of South Dwyer Avenue. Police received a report that a man claimed he worked for the Village of Arlington Heights and that he was working on a sewer problem. He demanded that he enter […]

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Ruse/Burglary Scam Attempt Reported on Stonegate in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police received a report of an attempted ruse/burglary scam that occurred about 1:15pm on Saturday, January 8 in the 200 Block of Stonegate Road in Buffalo Grove. A seventy-eight year-old resident reported a male/Hispanic subject came to his door claiming he would be doing some work near the resident’s back yard and that […]

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