TROY, MI – Troy Police believe that elderly residents are being targeted to become victims of home invasion.
Troy Police are investigating two home invasions that happened on August 5 involving suspects entering the homes of elderly residents under the guise of doing utility work. Another similar attempted home invasion is also being investigated.
In the 2300 block of Chesapeake at 12:53 pm, a 91 year old was home alone when a male and female wearing reflective vests knocked on the door and requested access to the water meter or electrical hookup. The homeowner allowed the subjects in the home and later found the male in his bedroom going through a jewelry box. The resident confronted the subjects who left the home without taking anything.
In the 1400 block of Key West at 1:16 pm, a 76 year old resident was approached by a male and female subject also requesting to come into the home and check the water. The victim was distracted by the female suspect while the male entered a bedroom and stole a small safe containing jewelry and savings bonds.
In the 1300 block of Boyd at 12:36 pm, an 84 year old resident was approached by a male in a reflective vest asking about sinks in her home. He attempted to enter the home but the resident refused entry.
The male suspect in all three incidents is described as a 40 to 50 year old male with a an olive complexion and dark hair, seen wearing a green reflective vest. The female suspect is described as 40 to 50 year old female with olive complexion and dark hair.
The suspects’ vehicle is described as a light colored sedan, possibly a Chevy Cavalier, and can be seen in available video.
All of these incidents are believed to be related.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Troy Police Department at 248.524.3477.
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