Scam artists may be in town

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A burglary scam might be spreading across Suffolk.

On Sept. 17, a knock came at the door of a Carolina Road home. A woman living at the home, 82, said that two white males were at the door. As she reached for the door hook, they managed to get in the house.

The men told her that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had sent them to put down some vinyl flooring to improve the home’s insulation. As one of the men walked through the residence, the other held up a large piece of vinyl to the victim.

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When the subjects left the home, the victim noticed that a large amount of cash, her wallet and a checkbook were missing from a dresser drawer.

The victim advised that the men left her residence traveling south on Carolina Road in a small, silver four-door vehicle.

Suffolk Police would like to remind everyone, especially the elderly, to not allow anyone unknown into the residence.

If someone shows up to perform a service unrequested or unauthorized, contact the agency they are from or the local police department.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Callers remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.