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Thieves Prey On Elderly In West Boca Raton, Cops Warn

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Police Seek Tips In “Distraction Burglary.”

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Who are these thieves preying on the elderly in South Palm Beach County? If you know, please call police.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — If you know the people in the photo above, stop what you are doing right now and call the police. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says these people pulled off what’s known as a ”Distraction Burglary,” and may do it again.

According to PBSO: ”Two unknown individuals; one male and one female, approached a residence occupied by an elderly woman/victim and advised the woman that they needed to check for a water leak. Once inside the house, the female distracted the elderly victim while the male entered the bedroom and stole the victims jewelry (valued over $ 15,000) and her checkbook.   

This incident occurred on July 7, 2022 at 1:30 pm. The residence in located in unincorporated Boca Raton.”

Police in all municipalities across Palm Beach County remind residents and visitors that no official utility, city, or county worker will ever ask for access to your home except in a true emergency and with legitimate identification. Utility workers will never ask for payment on the spot.

Anyone who can identify these suspects are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or you can remain ANONYMOUS by downloading our new app “PBSO” for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the “See Something” feature. The app can also be downloaded from www.pbsoapp.com.

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