Garden Grove

“Distraction” thieves on the prowl

SUSPECT VEHICLE in “distraction” burglaries in Garden Grove (GGPD photo).

Garden Grove police have received numerous reports of “distraction” burglaries near the residential tracts along Chapman Avenue (between Euclid Street and 9th Street).

The same two thieves are described as male Hispanic, 5-6’, medium build, 30 – 40 years old; and a female Hispanic, 5-05’, thin build, dark hair, 30 years old. The third suspect is a male driver (unknown description).

The suspect car is described as dark, four-door hatchback or small crossover.

All of the incidents involve the first suspect knocking on the victim’s door and asking about trees in their backyard. As the victim takes the suspect to the backyard, the second suspect enters through the unlocked front door to steal valuables inside the home.

Police advise residents be aware of anyone at your door, especially if you do not have an appointment or are unsure of the person. DO NOT allow them into your home and immediately call the GGPD at (714) 741-5704 or 9-1-1.

The thieves seem to be targeting elderly residents.

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