Jewelry stolen in Park Ridge ‘ruse entry’
Updated: January 28, 2013 3:03PM
PARK RIDGE — An elderly Park Ridge woman reported several thousand dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from her home after she allowed a man inside on the afternoon of Dec. 18.
Police said the man approached the 84-year-old woman while she was taking out her garbage on the 600 block of North Dee Road and introduced himself as the nephew of a neighbor. The man reportedly told the woman he was cleaning the neighboring property and entered the woman’s house, saying he wanted to look through her rear windows at the area he was cleaning.
Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said the woman noted that the man appeared to be talking into his shirt collar and she began to become suspicious. After the left the home, the woman reportedly discovered jewelry missing from a jar in her kitchen and more jewelry missing from her bedrooms. The jewelry was valued at between $15,000 and $20,000, Jogmen said.