Downers Grove police again warn residents of 'ruse' entry scams after two recent incidents
DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police are again alerting residents to a scam being used by criminals to gain home entry and commit theft after two more recent "ruse" entry incidents were reported in the area.
In the two recent Downers Grove incidents, residents reported that suspects gained entry to their homes under false pretenses. In the first incident, a man was met at his front door by a woman who was crying hysterically that she had lost her cat, according to police.
She requested his assistance and he accompanied her to the backyard to search for the cat. After about 15 minutes, they ended the search and the woman left the home. The resident later discovered that numerous pieces of jewelry had been taken. The alleged female suspect is described as being in her 40s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with brown hair and a dark complexion, according to police.
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