91-Year-Old Woman Tricked by Men Posing as Repair Workers

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    Two men robbed an Arlington woman last weekend and gained access to her home by posing as repair workers. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Monday, Jun 23, 2014)

    Two men robbed an Arlington woman last weekend after they gained access to her home by posing as repair workers.

    A 91-year-old woman let two men inside her South 31st Street home just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday. She told police the men said they needed to perform repair work for a utility company.

    "They said, 'There's been a bad accident ... the car hit all the wires [which] are all messed up and we need to fix all of them,'" the victim, who uses a cane to get around, explained.

    While one of the suspects kept her confined to the living room, the other rummaged through her home and stole all of her jewelry.

    "I have traveled all over the world, I had beautiful jewelry, I had a lot of gold stuff .... my wedding ring, everything," she said. "They took every last damn thing."

    Both suspects fled the scene and remain at large.

    "I think they're both a son of b----," the woman said. "It's ugly, but I'm so mad and so disgusted." 

    The first suspect is described as a man in his 20s, standing 5'6" and weighing 160 pounds. He had a chipped front tooth and was wearing a blue Nike shirt at the time.

    The second suspect is described as a man in his 20s, standing 5'1" and weighing 145 pounds.

    If you have any information, call police at 1-866-411-TIPS.