A burglar distracted an elderly North Briarcliff woman while his partner robbed her home Wednesday, the North Briarcliff Civic Association said.
The association sent the following note out to its residents Sunday:
Country Squire/ Pangborn area - Wed. afternoon: Elderly neighbor was collecting her mail & trash can from the street. A white pickup truck with a hispanic male inside approached her and asked if her husband was at home. Realizing she was home alone, he told her they were working behind her house and that the neighbor wanted a few trees/limbs removed. He talked to her for about 10 minutes in her backyard. He then got a call and said his partner had been injured and left quickly. Later, the lady realized that her home had been burglarized - silver & some jewelry was missing from inside her home. The police were notified.
Her next door neighbor was also approached recently. A man knocked on her door waving to her like she knew him and asking for her husband. When she said her husband couldn't come to the door, he told her he needed to come in to check water pressure due to a sewer problem in the area. She closed the door and he left.
Both women live alone and were most likely targeted. It is important we check on our elderly neighbors and call 911 when we see anyone suspicious.