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[UPDATED] Suspects Sought In Scam of Elderly Homeowner

East Haven Police are investigating an incident on Wednesday that resulted in the alleged theft of cash from the home of an elderly Brennan Street resident in an apparent roof repair scam.

Update at 5:35 a.m. on Thursday

The East Haven Police Department has released a sketch of the male suspect. It has been posted in the gallery that accompanies this article.

Original Story (Wednesday at 5 p.m.)

The following is a press release from the East Haven Police Department.

The is investigating an apparent scam which occurred on this date at approximately 12:15 pm. The incident took place at a residence on Brennan Street.

A white male and female both in their 40s approached an elderly homeowner on Brennan Street and offered to work on the roof. The male subject stated the roof was still under warranty and he would have to go up on the roof to look at it.

The female subject was able to get the victim to invite her into the house while the male subject was still outside. The male entered the home and advised the victim it would be $500 for the repairs.

The victim retrieved the money and wanted a receipt. The male subject had the victim write out a receipt and blocked her view of the female subject who went into another area of the house and stole a large sum of money.

The male subject was described as 5’8” tall, approximately 215 lbs., black hair, brown eyes, clean shaven, olive skin tone, wearing black pants and a white shirt.

The female subject was described as 5’5” tall, approximately 140 lbs., short dark colored hair, brown eyes, wearing a dark colored baseball hat and jacket with writing on the front.

Both subjects left the scene in a gray or silver, newer model Toyota Rav4.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the East Haven Police Department at 203-468-3820.

thomas June 06, 2012 at 09:30 PM
as barnum said' theres a sucker born every minute'
Lance Coughlin June 06, 2012 at 10:15 PM
that's not a nice thing to say. hopefully these two are caught.
leah ferr June 06, 2012 at 10:55 PM
How could people take advantage of elderly people especially, its just not right. U never know these days

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