Advice from local law enforcement could improve home safety for retirement living community residents in Arizona after a few incidents of theft were reported.
Three recent cases have occurred when teams of alleged thieves allegedly passed themselves off as landscape crews to gain access to homes, police told the Associ
While one person reportedly acted as a lookout, officers told the wire service that others allegedly took valuables from homes in Mesa and Tempe.
Public safety officials in both cities recommend that elderly people ask strangers to remain outside, even if they say they are from a recognized company, according to the East Valley Tribune.
Verifying the identities of workers by contacting corporate offices and keeping windows and doors locked could limit the possibility of losing one's valuables, policemen advised the newspaper.