Richmond police wants everyone to be aware that a man and woman gained access to an unsuspecting homeowner’s residence and got away with a safe.
Richmond police spokesman, Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast, said a man and a woman knocked on the door of a home in the 1700 block of Magnolia last Wednesday. They told the resident that they needed to check the meter in his backyard. The female went to the backyard and the male returned to wait out front by the white SUV they were driving. Neinast said the female suspect was in the backyard “inspecting” the meter for about 10 – 15 minutes. The resident joined her for most of that time; when he returned to his house, he noticed that the white SUV was gone.
Neinast said, “The resident did not realize anything was wrong until Friday afternoon when he went to get some money out of his safe and discovered that the safe was missing.” Once he discovered the safe gone, he immediately called police.
The suspects were described as a white male and a white female both in their mid-twenties with slender builds. They were driving a white SUV. Although the male was wearing a Center Point Energy cap; neither he nor his female associate had any other Center Point identifying markings.
Richmond police want to remind everyone to properly identify any stranger that comes to their door or seeks access to their property.