In a neighborhood east of Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, an 84-year-old woman’s home was burglarized while a man spoke to her outside about buying nearby property and told her the trees surrounding her home needed to come down.
She tried telling the stranger she needed to bring groceries inside from her car. But by the time she finally ended the conversation, and the men had left, she realized more than $25,000 worth of her belongings were taken.
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— Keep all doors locked.
— Call police if you are suspicious of someone.
— Spread the word about these crimes.
— Keep personal belongings protected.
— Be aware of strangers trying to distract you.