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With the arrival of warmer temperatures, the Buffalo Grove Police Department would like to remind residents about ‘Ruse Burglaries’.
A ruse burglary occurs when a pair, or group of people pose as employees from legitimate companies and approach a resident at their home.
The Police Department recently responded to two incidents where two individuals posed as ComEd workers to gain access into a home. In both cases, residents’ wallets were stolen. This is not an uncommon practice where burglars pose as contractors or utility employees from ComEd, Nicor, or even as an employee of the Village of Buffalo Grove. Typically, one person will attempt to distract the individual they are speaking to, while another person(s) gains access to the home and burglarize it.
Often these burglars will try to get residents to follow them outside, into a garage, or into the basement so there is no direct sight of front or rear doors. Once a resident is distracted, others will enter the home to take valuables; normally from the master bedroom.
To combat these types of burglaries, police would like to remind residents of the following:
For more information, please contact the Community Relations Unit at 847-459-2560.