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.