Downers Grove police warn residents about 'ruse entry' crimes
DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police issued a statement Thursday warning residents of a scam being used by criminals to enter homes and commit theft.
In two recent incidents in a neighboring community, residents said that a man or men came to their home claiming to be installing underground pipes in the area, according to Downers Grove police.
In the first incident, the homeowner was lured into her kitchen by an offender, while another entered her home. After the two had left, the woman realized that prescription medications and other valuables were missing.
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