Police: Home robberies targeting elderly residents

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DENVER – Police are warning residents about a disturbing set of robberies in which people are being robbed in their homes after a unique distraction.

Police say two people in the city park area have the same story—someone came knocking on their door, claiming there is a problem with some work being done on the house behind theirs.

The suspect gets the victim into the backyard, and then another suspect goes into the house, taking whatever is in sight.

“They’re taking money and other small items they can away with quickly and they’re going through the home looking for other items, and the elderly person doesn’t realize it, until they see that something is out of place or a drawer is open,” says police spokesman Sonny Jackson.

Police believe these robbers are targeting elderly residents.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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