Channahon Police Alert Community to Robbery

Leland Hills residents missing $1,500.

At about 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, two males entered a residence in the 22000 block of Carrie Avenue and left with $1,500 cash, Channahon Police Sgt. Shane Casey said.

The robbery, known as a ruse robbery, occured when two suspects, in a dark green GMC with a construction magnet on the side, pulled up to the residence. The first suspect began talking to the male resident outside and the second suspect entered the residence and spoke to the female resident.

Police said when the two males left, the couple noticed that the cash that was inside the female resident's pocketbook was missing. They said there was $1,500 cash, Casey said.

Police are reminding residents to be cautious. If they have unsolicited contractors approach their home, verify they are legitimate and call police if needed.

Police said this is not the first such incident in the Leland Hills subdivision.

"It's an area that's been targeted before because of the age demographic," Casey said.

The males left in a dark green GMC pick-up truck with a magnet for a contruction company on the side. The pick-up bed had a white tarp over the back that was covering the license plate. If you have any information, call Channahon Police at 815-467-2112.

Jacki McHale June 13, 2012 at 03:19 AM
That is too bad... but who has $1500 in cash sitting in their purse?! AND let's strangers into their home that they didn't call for service?! Be careful people! TRUST NO ONE!
charlies angel June 13, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Yeah something doesn't sound right. Really who does have 1500 in cash lying around. Hate to say it but are people that stupid or gullible?
Kim June 13, 2012 at 05:12 PM
It's sad to see this happen. Many times senior citizens are the victims. Yes, they do sometimes keep cash in the house (it's sort of the rainy day or emergency fund). The rouse is carefully planned out. One distracts outside then the other asks to use the phone or washroom after a few minutes. This same event happened to my grandparents last summer. I never thought they would allow a stranger into their home but they did. We didn't care so much about the money that was missing only that they were unharmed.
Kim June 13, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Sometimes seniors have that amount of cash, yes. They often need a ride to the bank and shopping so they keep money in their home for when they need it. It's not stupid or gullable it's just trusting. They don't think about being robbed in their own home because they usually think what do I have to steal? It's just a dangerous world out there and we need to watch out for our neighbors.
charlies angel June 17, 2012 at 01:27 AM
How do we know they were elderly. There's not a lot of info here. What did the guys look like?


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