UNION CITY, Calif. (AP)
Police say a pair of burglars duped two elderly people when one posed as a city pest inspector who appeared at their home to investigate an alleged snake infestation while the other burglarized the residence.
The Oakland Tribune reports that the burglars took cash, jewelry and other items from the elderly roommates’ home in Union City on Wednesday.
Union City police Cmdr. Ben Horner told the paper that a woman knocked on the roommates’ door and said she was from the city.
The woman was wearing a uniform with a “CITY” logo on it, and said she was there to check a snake infestation.
Police say the woman distracted the victim while someone else entered the home and burglarized it.
Horner said city workers always carry photo identification.
(Information in the story is from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com)
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