Glendora Police said an elderly resident was the target of the third distraction burglary to hit the city.
The crime was reported after 4 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Washington Avenue, in the area of Route 66 and Vermont Avenue. The elderly resident, whose age and gender were not given, alleged three Hispanic suspects, two men and a woman, approached and said they needed to trim a portion of a tree on their property, said Lt. James DeMond of Glendora Police.
It was not divulged which of the trio provided the distraction and which took items from within the house. A clear description of the three suspects was not given, either. The suspects reportedly left the area in a white truck similar to a Chevy Avalanche, police said. It is unclear what exactly was taken during the crime.
On Jan. 20, a similar occurred with two Hispanic suspects using the same false story and the vehicle description is also similar.
Jan. 18, the first in the city this year happened when a man and woman used a little girl and false story to rob an 89-year-old woman and her roommate of about $1,700 worth of cash and jewels
Anyone with information is asked to call the Glendora Police Department at (626) 914-8250.