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Caledonia Police are searching for a suspect that scammed an elderly couple out of money after he posed as a roof installer.

A man approached an elderly woman who was shoveling snow to tell her that her roof was leaking at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 4600 block of Tennessee Rd. He told the woman that his father put the roof on the house 10 years ago. Even though the roof had been replaced last year, the woman let the man into her home.

The woman’s husband was inside the home at the time. The man created several distractions and he was left alone in several rooms. When the woman returned to the kitchen, she found the man going through her kitchen cabinets.

When the man left the home, the elderly man told police he was missing cash from his wallet, the phone was found under the cabinet he was in, and it was unplugged. The front door, which had been locked, was found unlocked.

 

The man is described as being a Hispanic man in his late 30s, five-feet nine-inches tall, 170 pounds, brown eyes and having a thin mustache. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans. The man drove a full-size gray or silver pick-up GM truck that did not have a cap. The truck did not have a front license plate. Two other men were in the truck and were seen on the front walkway.

If you have any information, please contact the Caledonia Police Department at (262) 835-4424.

You may also contact Crime Stoppers with your anonymous tips at (262) 636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.