Park Ridge man falls victim to ruse entry scam
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:49AM
PARK RIDGE — Park Ridge police said a man posing as an employee of a roofing company lured an elderly resident last week outside his home while a second man unlawfully entered the residence.
According to police the “ruse entry” scam occurred the afternoon of Aug. 15 on the 800 block of South Fairview Avenue.
Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said the suspect knocked on an 83-year-old man’s door, claiming to be with a company that had replaced the roof on his home. The man reportedly told the resident that he noticed some shingles had fallen off and he wanted to replace them. The man then took the resident into the back yard while a second man entered the home and was seen by the resident’s granddaughter, Jogmen said.
When the second man saw the girl he reportedly said he was looking for the homeowner and immediately left the residence.
Nothing was reported missing from the home, according to police.~.