CORPUS CHRISTI–Corpus Christi Police warn some criminals posing as utility workers have targeted two elderly victims this week in a burglary scheme.
In the first case, a man posing as an AEP worker came to a home of a 77-year-old man, saying he needed to do some work in the backyard.
The resident was with him in the back for about 15 minutes, meanwhile police say somebody ransacked his house, getting away with a coin set and jewelry.
The man is described as a white man clean-shaven about 35 years old between 5′ 6″ to 5’10” and weighing 150 to 190 pounds. There is no description of the second suspect. Police describe the suspects’ vehicle as a dark gray 4-door Chevy Cobalt.
In the second incident, a suspected contacted an 83-year-old man, saying he worked for the city and was there to discuss the replacement of power lines and cable.
The suspect kept the elderly man busy for 30 minutes, while police said an accomplice ransacked the house and burglarizing it.
The suspect is described as a clean-shaven man about 40 years old, 5′ 9″ inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. There was no description of the second suspect.
Police aren’t sure if the crimes were related, but are asking residents, especially elderly to be careful for this kind of scheme.
If you have any information, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 361-888-TIPS.
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