Fake utility worker robs elderly couple
TAMARAC, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for a man who posed as a utility worker and then targeted an elderly couple.
Broward Sheriff's Office detectives have released a sketch of a man who posed as a utility worker and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from an elderly couple.
Authorities said, on Sept. 13, at around 11:15 a.m., a man dressed in a hard hat and a reflective vest told 91-year-old Mildred Saltzman and her husband, Abraham Saltzman, 96, that he was a city worker who had come to check their water. Once inside the home, the suspect pretended to accidentally spray the husband with what he said was acid and told his wife to watch him while he went to get first aid.
Th couple said it seemed legitimate because city workers had been working in the area. "It really, really bothers me," said Nicole Sutton, who lives nearby. "I'm a director for an assisted living community, so it really touches my heart. It's disturbing."
Neighbor Rosemary Hughes said, "He's still out there, and he's more devious, so that's why we have to catch him."
The suspect is described as a white male, about six feet tall, approximately 180 pounds, between 20 and 25 years old, with light-colored hair and possibly blue eyes. The victims said he spoke with an unknown accent.
If you have any information on this suspect, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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