Burbank Police Issue Crime Alert After Elderly Resident In Forced To Pay Money

By On February 24, 2011

This Crime Alert is to warn residents, especially the elderly, of a scam that has taken place in area of the 2200 block of N. Valley St. A man/suspect knocked on the front door of an 84-year-old man who was alone at the time. The suspect conned his way into the home by telling the elderly man he wanted payment for roof work done to the home. The elderly man felt he was being conned, but was intimidated by the suspect. The elderly man handed over what money he had. The suspect ordered the elderly man to sit on a couch. A second female suspect then entered the home and stood by the victim while the male suspect rummaged through the victim’s dresser chest, cabinets, and closet. Both suspects left from the front door and fled in a vehicle.

Suspect#1 – Male White, 30 to 40 years, 6-0, 220, short black hair, balding with a beard and mustache, dark brown eyes, wearing a black and white striped sweatshirt, and blue jeans.

Suspect#2 – Female White, 30 years, 5-1, 120, collar length dirty blonde hair, blue eyes, wearing a white V-neck shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect vehicle – Newer, white, “sporty” looking, 2 door hatchback, with chrome roof rack.

Beware that this scam could be use in a variety of scenarios, but the suspect’s intent is to gain entry. If you are not sure as to a person’s visit, call the police department. In the event you see any suspicious activity, please obtain as much information as possible about the individual(s) and contact the Burbank Police Department directly at 1-818-238-3000.