The sent the following message to CLEARS email subscribers Monday, warning of recent burglaries that may have a common thread:
In May there were five . On Monday, June 4 at approximately 5:30 p.m., a male suspect, only described as being in his 20's and approximately 6'2" tall, knocked on the front door of a home on Sheffield Road. Before opening the door, the resident asked what the person at the door wanted. It was at this time that the suspect fled on foot. Upon further investigation, the resident learned that the suspect had damaged the front door when attempting to gain entry to the house.
In this same area and time frame, residents had seen two male subjects soliciting door to door.
While it is not known if one of these two solicitors was the suspect who attempted to burglarize the aforementioned home, this tactic has been employed by burglars looking for unoccupied homes. Residents are reminded that San Marino has a strict "Do Not Solicit" ordinance and are encouraged to call the police if they see solicitors in their neighborhoods.
Have you seen any solicitors in your neighborhood? Have you or someone you know been burglarized? Share your thoughts and tips in the comments section below.