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'Plumbers' rob Atherton home while resident distracted

Original post made on Aug 29, 2014

Atherton police say a home on Mesa Court was burglarized on Thursday, Aug. 28, after a man who said he was a plumber investigating a nearby sewage problem talked his way into the house and distracted the owner while another person took valuables.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:16 AM

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Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Aug 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm

pearl is a registered user.

Please, folks, this kind of stuff doesn't need to happen!!!

When someone you don't recognize comes to your door, WITHOUT OPENING THE DOOR, say, "Who is it?" If they say they have to come into your house to check something, say, "Just a minute, please", and, WITHOUT OPENING THE DOOR, call 9-1-1 immediately!!!

Or, if they say they are selling something, or are collecting donations for something, or whatever, if you do not know the person, just say, "No, thank you," and DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR -- EVER!!!

I note the story describes the victim as "elderly". Please, family members of the elderly, have a gentle conversation with your beloved, emphasizing the dangers of opening your door to someone you don't know, and then tell them how to proceed if they are ever faced with that situation.


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