Distraction Burglars Steal $1500 from Elderly Man

A man asked an elderly man for change and distracted him while a woman stole about $1500 Sunday.

A man and woman are still at large for a distraction burglary that resulted in about $1500 stolen Sunday.

At 1 p.m. in the 600 block of North Minnesota a man asked an elderly man to come outside his home and give him change for cash, according to Glendora Police Lieutenant James DeMond.

When the elderly man came outside he revealed where he had money in his garage. The male suspect then lured the elderly man to the side of the house while a female suspect stole the money in the garage.

The two suspects were driving a raised white truck.

Janelle January 07, 2013 at 03:57 AM
Makes me wonder 'where' they are getting the information re ages, in connection to addresses ?
Jeanette January 07, 2013 at 05:40 AM
How SAD! Praying GPD will find the 2 suspects!! I hope the elderly man is OK. Prayers for him.
CK January 07, 2013 at 07:27 AM
This is happening too much. The gpd needs to reach out to out elderly citizens through more face to face methods. Online warnings obviously are not working.
Ann Marin January 07, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Why did he show them where his money was? More detail would actually be helpful in prevention. Where they posing as a company or what? This article tells you nothing really.
Lorraine Terpening January 07, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Countless times I run across a shopping cart with groceries, purse, and NO shopper. The criminals are here and feel no pity for you.
Lou Irigoyen January 07, 2013 at 07:31 PM
We have to be alert at all times. There are many problems in our society that spur this kind of illegal activity. Unemployment, drug abuse and basically people who have no other means of survival than theft and robbery. We tend to be to trusting in general and these are the kinds of things that happen to good, honest, trusting citizens. the word should be out in all communities. "BE ON YOUR TOES" they are out there and if you blink, you could be taken. This is not to say that you walk around suspecting everyone you come in contact with, but you should be alert and understand that this happens way to often and Glendora is no different from any other area. Eyes and ears open ladies and gentlemen!!
Robert Martinez January 07, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Glendora PD is awesome and professional. They showed up to help me last week when I was victimized at LA Fitness by two young thieves. They stole two iPhones from me. The manager at LA Fitness is low level and doesn't care about his members. I feel really bad for this elderly man. I hope GPD finds the suspects and prosecute them to full extent. Prayers to this elderly man and his family.
Karin S January 08, 2013 at 05:26 AM
The elderly man was my Dad. The male suspect told my Dad that he was at his neighbors house and noticed my Dad's roof needed repair. He asked my Dad if he had change for a $100 bill, to which my Dad checked his money and he did not. He then was told that they would give him the roofing supplys for free. He was coerced by the male suspect to go to the side of the house, where he would drop off the roofing supplies. Meanwhile the female suspect then stole the money. My 34 year old son was in the shower at the time. During this incident, they also went through my Dad's home and stole some petty cash. They pulled drawers open looking for things. The suspects were a male hispanic in his 30's and female asian in her 30's. The female suspect was extremely thin. The neighbors across the street saw the female suspect leaving my Dad's residence. Of course my Dad should never have pulled out his money to check for change. He was just too trusting and is devastated about being lured into this situation. But fortunately he was not harmed physical. But it is pretty bold to do a daytime burglary with the resident at home, on a Sunday afternoon.
Dan Crandell January 08, 2013 at 07:08 AM
Should a man come to your door offering to clean/polish the headlights on you car stall him, outside of course, CALL the PD STAT
adrianna January 11, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Last night on 1/10/13 i was out for a bit my 12 year old daughter was home with my older son. A lady knocked on door my daughter opened it which really upset me. Well the lady was trying to act like she knew my kid and said she just finished kimo and if we were home. really wierd think the lady was just trying to get in the house. So scary How people trying to burglarize homes.
Hazel Lodevico-To'o (Editor) January 11, 2013 at 06:44 PM
@adriana Did you contact GPD about this incident?
Albert G January 11, 2013 at 06:45 PM
May I please add...don't leave your infant or toddler unattended in the cart either and walk halfway across the store to get something! That drives me crazy and is inviting disaster in a myriad of ways.
Dan Crandell January 11, 2013 at 08:31 PM
@ adrianna Error on the side of caution. If this situation was upsetting and uncomfortable notify the PD now. They will not discount this as someone overreacting. I have instructed my wife to take a picture of odd people at our door because a "picture is worth a million words" these days. Lets all stay SAFE.
adrianna January 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM
My kids didn't call but when we returned home my husband called They said we gotta call when person is still at door.
Dan Crandell January 12, 2013 at 04:06 AM
@ adrianna Got it on PD log book. Good call.


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