The burglary team is usually made up of two to four people. In many cases, a male will drive three females to the targeted area. The female suspects will roam the neighborhood and approach senior citizens working in their yards, while the driver either cruises the neighborhood or parks away from the area. One suspect will distract the homeowner asking any number of questions. The second suspect will slip into the unlocked residence and steal cash and jewelry. It might be days or weeks before the homeowner realizes she/he has been the victim of a burglary. The suspects are careful to put everything back in its place.
Sometimes suspects will knock or ring the doorbell. The suspects will pretend to be ill, ask for a drink of water, ask if the house is for sale, ask about a previous owner, pretend to be looking for a lost dog, or any other excuse to get inside the home.
NO STRANGERS INSIDE THE HOUSE!