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Pinellas detectives investigating scheme targeting elderly residents

Detectives are investigating several reports of a scheme targeting elderly residents in south Pinellas County.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the six suspects approach victims in their homes and say they would like to inspect a water leak, check on property lines or trim trees in the back yard. While some of the suspects distract the victim for about 20 minutes, others enter the home and steal jewelry and cash.

Four incidents have been reported since January.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information contact the Burglary and Pawn Unit at (727) 582-6200.

Pinellas detectives investigating scheme targeting elderly residents 05/14/14 [Last modified: Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:18pm]
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