One man reportedly comes to the front door offering pressure washing services, leading the homeowner outside so his partner can enter and burglarize the home.
Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) -- The Kershaw County Sheriff warns residents against speaking with two men offering pressure-washing door-to-door.
According to the alert, posted on the KCSD Facebook Page, residents are warned that two men are traveling door-to-door, reportedly in a white van, offering pressure washing services, while actually distracting the homeowner so one of them can burglarize the home.
The Sheriff's Department stated that one of the men speaks to the homeowner, and manipulates the conversation to lead the homeowner outside. While this goes on, the remaining man in the van enters the home looking for easily stolen items, including jewelry and money.
The Sheriff advises residents to remember, whenever anyone you personally do not know comes to your door and offers pressure washing, or any other services, do not let them enter your home or lead you in conversation outside your home. You are also advised to tell the person at your door you are not interested in the services they offer, and if possible, get the license number and identifying information about their vehicle.
If you can provide any information regarding these individuals conducting these burglary scams, please contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in by visiting www.midlandscrimestoppers.com. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.