Thieves Posing as Workers Target Older Milwaukee Citizens

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on May 21, 2009 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights

According to Milwaukee police, thieves posing as home repair contractors and utility workers are targeting Milwaukees older residents. Police believe that the group is made up of 4 males and 2 females, ranging in age from 20-40.

The culprits engage their victims in conversation and enter their homes before making off with money and property. They may be responsible for as many as a dozen burglaries since December.

They will have stories like, Were helping your neighbor, pouring cement for your neighbor and we need water from your basement to get things started, said Milwaukee Police Lt. Chad Wagner.

Police have descriptions of two vehicles possibly linked to the crimes. One of the vehicles has been described as a dark gray or black SUV, possibly a Mitsubishi Endeavor. The other vehicle may be a dark green or blue pickup truck. Police say the vehicles may have out-of-state plates.

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