ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany Police are investigating a burglary on Woodlawn Avenue in which the suspects targeted an elderly couple and posed as contractors.
Officers responded to a home on Woodlawn Avenue Thursday afternoon for a report of a burglary. When officers arrived, a couple in their 80s stated that at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, a man came to their front door and told them that he was there to check the water. They told police that they let the man inside and that he went to the basement.
While he was in the basement with the female resident, a second suspect approached her husband while he continued to rake leaves in the yard. The second suspect began to engage the husband in conversation in order to distract him. While distracted, a third suspect entered the home through the front door and stole several jewelry items from a bedroom.
All three suspects then fled on Woodlawn Avenue.
The Albany Police would like to remind residents of the following safety tips in regard to deception burglaries: