Male-Female Ruse Burglar Combo Targeting Elderly in Local Area
Couple hit homes of elderly victims in Burbank and Bridgeview on Jan. 18.
Bridgeview Police are warning area residents to be on the lookout for a man and a woman who’ve schemed their way into the homes of elderly residents.
At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, an elderly victim heard a knock at the front door of her home in the 7700 block of West 80th Place, in Bridgeview.
When the elderly woman opened the door she saw a white female and male standing there. The female told the elderly woman that she lives on the block and needed her help in finding kids in the area starting fires.
Bridgeview Police said the female entered the elderly woman’s home without being invited.
While standing in her kitchen, the elderly victim noticed the male accomplice at the back door where he asked for change for a $50 bill.
A next-door neighbor then checked on the elderly woman by entering through the front door.
Both subjects fled the area in a newer, dark gray SUV.
The female is described as five feet tall, about 130 pounds with long black hair.
The male is about five-feet-ten-inches tall and weighing 200 pounds.
Burbank Police reported a similar incident earlier in the day.
The elderly Bridgeview resident has been a victim or ruse burglars in the past.
Any similar type incidents or information on the offenders please contact Det. Prince of the Bridgeview Police Department at 708-924-8047.
Source: Bridgeview Police Department