Second Elderly Woman Tricked by Repair Worker Scam in Virginia

Two men robbed an elderly woman by posing as power company employees

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    Two men stole money from an elderly Stafford County woman after they entered her home by posing as power company employees.

    Police responded to the woman's call in north Stafford around 3:30 p.m. Monday. She told police she allowed two men into her home after they said they needed to check her lights and mentioned having to lay power lines.

    The two men left the woman in the basement, saying they needed her to check the lights there. When she returned upstairs, both men were gone, and the woman found an undisclosed amount of money had been taken.

    A similar scam was reported in Arlington last weekend, although police have not confirmed if he two incidents are related.

    The suspects in the Stafford County robbery have been described as two men aged between 25 and 30 years old, both wearing khaki pants and possibly Hispanic. Deputies were not able to find anyone fitting the description after searching the area.

    "This is a mean-spirited crime aimed at some of our most vulnerable citizens," Sheriff Charles Jett said. "The Sheriff's Office is aggressively investigating this incident."

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff's Office 540 658-4400, Stafford Crime Solvers at 540 659 2020 or to text "STAFFORD" and their tip to 274637.