28 Feb '12, 12pm

'Repairmen' steal from elderly alone at home

Police have received two recent reports of theft-in-dwelling committed at some housing estates by men posing as repairmen. In these cases, the culprits had targeted elderly victims who were alone in their homes during the day. The suspects would impersonate repairmen to gain entry into the victims' units to steal from them The first case occurred on Feb 23, 2012 at about 3.30pm at a unit located at Blk 64 Kallang Bahru. Background story Please adopt the following measures to prevent yourself from becoming the next victim: a) Always keep your grille gates locked and never open the doors to strangers; b) Do not allow anyone who claims to be a repairman to enter your house without verifying his identity; c) If in doubt, verify his identity with his company, or contact your family members or Police for assistance; and d) Do not keep large sums of money or valuables in the hous...

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