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Suspects use COVID-19 to fool Garland woman into allowing them to enter and rob her home

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Via Garland Police Department

During this pandemic, we are all looking for ways to ensure our families are kept safe. Criminals, however, are using this pandemic to take advantage of others.

Recently, we’ve received a report of a theft where several suspects told a resident her water might be contaminated with COVID-19. The suspects convinced the resident it was necessary to enter her home to check the water.

As the resident was distracted during the “alleged” inspection, other suspects went through her belongings inside the home, stealing jewelry.

These suspects are using manipulating tactics to take advantage of innocent people. Don’t let these criminals fool you!

We are trying to identify these criminals and asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

**REMINDER** If someone knocks on your door, do NOT let them in unless you have scheduled their visit. All utility companies or City department employees will wear distinct uniforms, ID badges, and drive identifiable vehicles.


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