Great story I actually heard about yesterday but forgot to post. What a couple of scam artists. A 9 year old boy knocks on your door. You answer, and he explains that he lost his cat, but he saw the cat leap your wall into your backyard.
You let the lad in, lead him into your backyard while he searches for his “lost cat.” You don’t lock the front door or perhaps leave it open while this innocent child looks for his cat.
Meanwhile, an accomplice, probably his dad, is in your home stealing all of your valuables. People suck. JD
HEMET — Police in Hemet are warning homeowners of a burglary scam involving a little boy who provides a diversion by asking for help finding his lost cat.
The boy, about 9 years old, knocks on doors and uses the pretext of having lost his cat in a resident’s backyard to lure people into their backyards, police say. The burglar then attempts to enter through the front door.
According to Hemet police Cpl. Jeff Dill, the team targeted two homes in the 600 block of Shasta Way this month. Both times, the ploy was attempted in the evening hours.
The first burglary attempt was successful, however, a resident scared off the child by calling police during the second.
The man is described as white and in his 20s, about 5 feet-5 inches tall, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a brown fishing hat and driving a black, full-sized, late model, pickup truck, according to Hemet police Cpl. Jeff Dill.
Residents should always be wary of strangers coming to one’s door, said Dill. He asked anyone with information regarding the scam to call the Hemet tip line at (951) 765-3897.