Ruse burglars used trickery to distract residents while accomplices snuck into their homes and stole personal belongings in two separate burglaries, Darien police reports said.
An apparent ruse burglar talked his way into a home in the 1600 block of Holly on May 21. The suspect spoke to resident about contaminated water to gain access to the home on. While the resident was distracted, another subject entered the home and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry.
The suspect is described as male white between 20-30 years of age and had a walkie talkie. He was wearing sunglasses, gloves, red shirt and an orange construction safety vest. He had dark/straight medium length hair, a thin build and was and approximately 5-foot-9-inches.
A second residential burglary was reported on May 25 in the 600 block of Honey Locust.
Police said the homeowner was distracted by a male that needed the homeowner to exist the home and look in the back yard for some work to be done.
While resident was distracted, another subject entered the home and stole and undisclosed amount of jewelry and money. Suspect is described as male white between 30-40 years of age with short gray hair, and driving a small black SUV.