The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety wants residents to be alert for this burglary scam:
On May 17th, an elderly resident of Lakewood Village fell victim to a burglary scam. During the early afternoon of the 17th, a suspect knocked on the victim’s front door. When the victim answered the door, the suspect advised that he has been contracted to re-build a backyard fence at her neighbor’s residence and asked to go into the victim’s backyard. The victim joined him, and they discuss the fence for about 15 minutes. After the suspect departed, the victim discovered that her house had been rummaged through and jewelry was stolen. Residents are advised to be aware of this type of scam, and to call 9-1-1 immediately if such a situation occurs at their residence.Tracy C. Hern
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
Crime Prevention Unit(408) 730-7114
This is not a new scam, but it hasn’t occurred much in Sunnyvale, so residents should be aware of it.