Fort Collins police investigate burglaries by fake contractors
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Police are warning the public of several incidents of burglary and theft where the suspects have posed as contractors to gain access to the victim’s home.
In each incident, two male suspects arrive at the victim’s home and have introduced themselves as contractors who have identified a problem with the victim’s residence which requires repair, the Fort Collins Police Department said.
The suspects invite the victim to come outside to see the problem.
One of the suspects then remains outside with the victim to keep their attention, distracting them while the second suspect enters the home to steal items of value.
Police believe the suspects are targeting elderly victims.
The suspects are described as Hispanic males in their 30s to 50s driving a pickup consistent with a contracting business.
Police encourage the community to verify the identity and affiliation of anyone who wishes to enter a home to perform sales or service.
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call Fort Collins Police Services at (970) 221-6540 or 911 in the case of an emergency.