Police Warn Against Strangers Entering Homes
After a woman entered a village home under false pretenses and stole money, Canton police have issued a warning so it doesn't happen again.
Police say residents should be on the watch for people who ask to use the bathroom or get a drink of water.
In one case Thursday afternoon, police say a woman described as being from 18 to 25 years old asked to use an elderly resident's bathroom and then asked to get a drink of water from the kitchen.
After she left the home, the owner -- who had waited by the door -- discovered $33 was missing from his wallet. He also discovered she rummaged through prescription medications in a kitchen cabinet, but did not appear to take any.
Police say it appears that elderly residents are being targeted when they're alone.
They caution people about letting strangers into their homes.
Residents are asked to call police at 315-386-4561 if they or someone they know are approached under suspicious circumstances.
Thursday, April 24, 2014, Watertown, NY
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