Northeast area suburbs have been experiencing a number of “Distraction Burglaries” where the victim, typically elderly, is approached at their home by someone representing themselves as a utility worker, potential new neighbor, etc. and distracts the homeowner while a second person burglarizes the house.
Please be careful of anyone who approaches you at your home whom you are not expecting, and do not let them in your house or allow them to draw you outside. Confirm their identity by asking for ID, calling the company they allegedly represent, or just turn them away and tell them they have to schedule an appointment. Be especially vigilant and watch out for yourselves and your neighbors, particularly the elderly!