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Distraction Burglaries Put Glendora on Alert

Glendora police warn residents of distraction burglars still on the loose.

Over the past several months, distraction burglars have targeted elderly residents in Glendora.

While Glendora Police are still tracking down suspects, they warn residents to be on alert.

Several distraction burglaries have hit Glendora, including three this year.  The occurred Jan. 18 when a little girl was used in a ruse to distract an elderly woman out of $1,700 worth in cash and valuables.

The , when the suspects distracted an elderly woman by offering to trim a portion of a tree on their property

A same ruse was used in thethat occurred Feb. 11, when three suspects distracted an elderly resident also by offering to trim a portion of a tree their property.

Glendora Police have released two suspect descriptions. The first suspect is described as a 5'8," 200-pound Hispanic male about 30-40 years old, with brown eyes. He was wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt and pants with a hat during at least one of the burglaries.

The second suspect is described as a 5'3,” 105-pound Hispanic female, about 30-40 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing tight-fitting tan top and tan pants during at least one of the burglaries. Victims also described her as looking disheveled.

The suspects’ vehicle was described as a newer white Chevy Avalanche.

Glendora Police advice residents to follow these precautions:

*Do not open your door to anyone you are unsure of. Verify the identity of the person at your door by calling the company they are purporting to be from (i.e. gas, electricity, water, or police). Use the telephone numbers listed in your local directory or provided independently by your service provider. Do not use any telephone numbers provided by the person at your door, as they may give a fake telephone number.

* Don't keep large quantities of cash at home; put it in the bank where it is safe. Place jewelry in a locked drawer.

* Keep doors locked and windows secure at all times.

* Do not allow someone to coax you out of your house. Be suspicious of anyone asking you to step out of your home, especially for unscheduled visits.

*If you are unsure, do not open the door and call the Glendora Police immediately at (626) 914-8297.

If you have any information, regarding these cases, call Detective Matt Fenner at (626)914-8288 or Glendora PD Dispatch at (626)914-8297.

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