Residential Ruse/Diversion Burglary On South Fernandez Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 10:47 AM Saturday of a residential ruse/diversion burglary in the block of 1300 South Fernandez Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders gained entry to the residence by distracting the victim. The offender(s) removed US currency including paper and coins value around $800 and jewelry of unknown value. One of the subjects is described as a male, Hispanic, 6'4, 240 pounds, mid-30s, shaggy hair, wearing a baseball cap, sweatshirt, and blue jeans.

The crime is reported to have occurred on Saturday, March 22, 2014 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The time of report to police is not confirmed. Arlington Heights police released information about this incident to the public on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:36 a.m.

Arlington Heights police did NOT release details about the method or nature of the scam, or how the offenders distracted the victim.

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