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Spring Valley woman an apparent victim of a “ruse burglary”

Posted by wlpo on February 5, 2016

Be careful who you let inside your home.

An elderly woman in Spring Valley is the apparent victim of a ruse burglary. On Thursday afternoon, the elderly victim says a Hispanic man approached her house on East Fifth Street saying he worked for the city and was testing for acid in the water. The victim allowed the thief inside her home where he proceeded to run water, do a walk through and leave after a few minutes. After he was gone, the victim noticed jewelry missing.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with a stocky build wearing a dark stocking cap and gray coat and jeans. If you have information, call the Spring Valley Police Department.

Remember city workers have city issued ID cards that they should show you before entering your home.

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