Tree Trimming/House Cleaning Scam

ITEMS OF INTEREST – AWARENESS

Tree Trimming/House Cleaning Scam:  Be aware of a pair of burglars in a white Chevrolet Avalanche (or any vehicle/walking) distracting elderly homeowners looking for yard work.  One of the individuals approaches the home and distracts the homeowner with some sort of business deal, (tree trimming, house cleaning, etc…) and both go to look at the backyard.  When the homeowner is distracted is in the backyard, the other “burglar” will enter the house via the front door and burglarize it.  So far we are up to about 20 known offenses across the Metroplex, with a concentration on south Fort Worth. If you get a call like this, please call the Fort Worth Police Department non-emergency number immediately – 817-335-4222