Elderly Couple’s Wattenburg Home Burglarized by Scammers
An elderly couple in Wattenburg, Colorado, had their home burglarized by 2 male suspects pretending to be roofing contractors on Saturday.
After entering the residence in the 11000 block of Edward Street, one suspect distracted the couple as the other took a large sum of money, the Weld County Sheriff's Office said in a press release.
One suspect is being described as a younger Native American approximately 5'6" tall with a slim build. Both suspects were driving a white pickup truck or SUV.
Just 2 days before, a similar burglary occurred in Morgan County with suspects being described as "2 darker-completed males, possibly Hispanic, in their late 20s to 30s, one thin, the other stocky." These suspects had also been driving a white SUV - the make and model unknown.
WCSO warns the community to always be cautious of who you let onto your property or into your home. Ask any individuals claiming to be contractors or solicitors to provide proper identification or credentials, and even after verification, do not leave them in your home unsupervised.
If you notice any suspicious behavior or have any information regarding this or any other crime, please contact the WCSO at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Crime Stoppers tips can also be submitted through their website anonymously at nococrimestoppers.com.