General Crime

Police Warn of Burglars Posing as Contractors

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Burglars may be posing as contractors to gain entry to Fremont residents’ homes, police warned this week. On Tuesday, a resident on Landon Street reported that two men knocked on his door between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and told the homeowner that they were repairing the neighbor’s fence and needed access to the backyard, police said.

The homeowner took the men into the backyard, leaving the front door unlocked, and after speaking with them for about 20 minutes, discovered that cash and jewelry were missing from the home, police said.

The suspects were described as two men of Middle Eastern appearance, one around 25 years old and the other around 30. Both were around 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with average builds and wearing khaki pants, police said. A similar contractor scam was also reported in the southern part of the city the previous week, in which suspects told residents they were doing attic inspections. Police are not aware of any victims in that case, however.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this suspect or have any information that can help solve this crime

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para envia un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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