zzpolights1.jpg

Sun-Times stock photo

Lake County sheriff’s office warns of summer ruse burglaries

SHARE Lake County sheriff’s office warns of summer ruse burglaries
SHARE Lake County sheriff’s office warns of summer ruse burglaries

The Lake County sheriff’s office issued an alert Wednesday reminding homeowners tobe carefulof ruse burglaries in the summer months.

In suchburglary incidents a resident is lured out of their home while a second offender enters the home to burglarize it, the sheriff’s office warned. Other times, the offender will divert the attention of the resident inside the home while someone burglarizes other areas of the home. Offenders will pose as subcontractors for local governments, landscapers or have questions about a resident’s fence line.

Senior citizens are often targets in such crimes, according to the alert. The burglaries increase in northern Illinois during the summer months.

The sheriff’s office advises residents to immediately report suspicious people or vehicles to police by calling 911.

The Latest
Amaria Osby screamed, ‘Momma stop,” as Andreal Hagler placed a plastic bag over her head and held her down on a bed, prosecutors say.
Today’s update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day’s biggest stories.
Los clientes tienen hasta el martes para solicitar asistencia para pagar su balance en su totalidad.
Según una demanda federal, el estudiante de séptimo grado que huyó de un coche supuestamente robado y al que le dispararon por la espalda no era ninguna amenaza.
“I want our kids to enjoy safe spaces all over this city. I want us to continue to work to create those safe spaces all over our city. But it starts in the home,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.