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Police say Peru woman was the victim of a ruse

Posted by wlpo on April 4, 2013

          Don’t be quick to trust the salesperson at your door.  Police are looking for a blue van after an elderly woman in Peru became the victim of what police call a ruse. 

          Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei says a woman living at Liberty Villas called them after a man claiming to be a landscaper stopped by her home and was talking outside with her for 20 minutes Wednesday afternoon.

          The woman called the police after he left, thinking it was suspicious.  It wasn’t until later that Bernabei says the woman realized that several pieces of jewelry were taken.

          Police officers across the area have been told about the van and the so-called landscaper described as a Hispanic man who’s about six-foot tall.

          Bernabei says if you see something suspicious, call the police.

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