The following information was supplied by the Lower Southampton Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For full details from the police reports, click on the attached PDF file.
An elderly resident was victimized this weekend by two men posing as driveway contractors, who stole cash and credit cards from his home.
On Friday, Nov. 16 two men came to the elderly man's door to speak with him about hiring them to seal his driveway.
The two men knew the victim's first name and said they had spoken to him before about contracting estimates. However, the victim said he did not remember seeing them before.
During the conversation, police reported that one of the men asked the resident to use his bathroom. He agreed and pointed him down the hall to the bathroom. The other man at the door continued talking to him to keep him distracted until the other man came back from the bathroom.
The two men then quickly left in a white four-door sedan. After they left, the elderly man's wife that the one man walked out of their bedroom.
He checked the bedroom and found $375 cash and his Sears charge card were missing from the usual place in the top left dresser drawer.
He described the one subject as a short white male, stocky build, in his 50s, wearing dark clothing and a dark ball cap. The other subject was described as a white male about 6' tall, slender, in his 50s, wearing dark clothing.
Police are reminding residents to not let anybody in your house. Anybody knocking on your door should have a solicitors permit from the township.
If anything is suspicious, call the police to come check it out.