Chicago police say 2 men masquerading as city workers in spate of robberies – NBC Chicago
Residents in a Chicago neighborhood are on edge after a series of burglaries involving two men posing as city employees.
Police said the men were targeting residents of several neighborhoods, including the Bucktown neighborhood. The men targeted elderly residents in the thefts, police said, leaving the residents traumatized. Several of the thefts took place along a residential stretch of West Armitage.
“They came into my room and took everything I had. Mostly money, ”said one victim.
The woman, who said she did not want to be identified, said she was targeted a month ago by two men disguised as city workers.
“He was talking about the water and covering his head,” she said.
Police said the two men targeted elderly homeowners at least six times in the month of May alone, posing as a water utility worker or a tree cutter. While one of the thieves distracts the owner, the other enters the house and steals jewelry, money, and other valuables.
Police said the men, who appear to be in their 40s, drove a dark blue Ram pickup and wore green safety vests on each of their two robberies over the past week.
All six incidents occurred between 5:00 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. Police suggest residents ask for identifying information from anyone identifying themselves as an employee or contractor of the city and to call authorities if they are. have questions.