DUBOIS – The Sandy Township police have received a report about an alleged home burglary that occurred on East DuBois Avenue.
This home burglary, police said, is similar to one that was previously reported to the department. According to the previous report, an unknown male allegedly distracted a woman by asking about her property lines. At the same time, another male allegedly removed items from the woman’s residence, police said.
During the alleged incident, the first male advised the woman that he was working for a construction company. He stated that he needed her to show him the property boundaries in her backyard.
While they were in the backyard, the male allegedly picked up a “walkie talkie” and started talking to another male. He told the male that he had the homeowner in the backyard.
The woman told police that she was out of her residence for 15 minutes. When she returned inside, she noticed her bedroom was ransacked and several pieces of jewelry and coins were missing.
According to police, the woman advised the male was operating an off-white pick-up truck. The male was described as being in his 30’s with a dark complexion and dark hair.
The male was also approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 175 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants, police said.
Both incidents, police said, have occurred at residences that are located near commercial buildings. Residents who reside near commercial buildings are advised to be extra vigilant, as this appears to be the suspects’ method of distraction.
If you have recently seen or been in contact with anyone resembling the suspects or their off-white pick-up truck, please contact police at 814-765-1533.