Cash, jewelry, stolen: Crooks posing as work crew bamboozle elderly woman
By LeaAnne Klentzman
On January 8, about 3 p.m., a man knocked at the door of a home in the 800 block of Bel Mar in Venetian Estates. When the 76 year old homeowner answered the door to a man appearing to be a maintenance worker, he apologized but explained that he needed to block her driveway.
This “worker” told her he was part of a work crew that had damaged a water line and they would be working in the area. Then the “worker” referred the elderly homeowner to a woman waiting in a nearby car. That woman is now believed to be the “worker’s” co-conspirator.
She got out of the car and eventually talked her way into the elderly woman’s home claiming she needed to check under the kitchen sink for contamination said Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph.
While the elderly homeowner and the female suspect went to the kitchen the waterline “worker” walked toward the back of the home and was not seen again explained Adolph. The two women were in the kitchen at the sink for about 20 minutes. The following day the homeowner discovered jewelry in her bedroom was missing, and cash inside her safe was gone, said Adolph.
Adolph said the male was only described as olive skinned with brown hair and brown eyes. The female suspect was reportedly petite and possibly white. She was wearing a head covering and sunglasses, aqua-colored clothing and blue gloves.
The investigation continues, anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).
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