Ruse-entry burglary scheme allegedly tricks another Downers Grove family

Published: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 2:22 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – Residents of an unnamed block of 63rd Street discovered $800 in jewelry and $600 in cash missing from their bedrooms after allowing a man inside who claimed to be a new neighbor at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The man told the residents he repaired fences for a living, and asked if they could go to the kitchen in the rear of the residence so her could show them some work he was going to do on a neighbor's fence.

The man was described as Hispanic and left with two other men in a grey van.

The couple told police they had read about similar cases of homes burglarized after residents allowed strangers into their homes. They discovered their items missing when they went to check their bedrooms to see if anything was taken.

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