PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (May 30, 2008)—Police in Calvert County say a confidence man is targeting senior citizens. Once the con man gains entrance to a victim's house, he has steals items while his victim is otherwise distracted.
Police say the man parks his vehicle, described as an older model passenger car dark in color, at the end of the victim's driveway. He approaches the victim and strikes up a conversation about home maintenance, insulation or repair work. The suspect may provide a badge to represent himself from an agency, he however does not wear a uniform.
Police say that once inside the residence, the suspect will ask the victim to assist him with measurements. He will ask the victim to stand in one room while he measures in a different room. Once the suspect is inside the residence, and able to separate himself from the victim, he steals objects from the house. The suspect will place the item outside a window or door and pick the item up as he leaves.
Police describe the suspect is described as a white male with a medium build in his late 40's or early 50's.
Police are advising residents who are approached in a similar manner to ask for government-issued picture identification, or call the employer to verify the situation if the person is wearing a company uniform yet lacks an identification badge. Police say you should never leave the subject alone inside your residence and after they leave, check all windows and doors to insure that they are still secure.