Distraction Burglary in Paramus
By Post Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 07:58 AM EDT
The Paramus Police Department received a report that on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm a distraction burglary occurred in a home in the area of Farview Avenue and Spring Valley Avenue.
The elderly homeowners reported that a male wearing a construction hard hat arrived at their home and reported that he was from the water company. The actor told the couple that there was a water main break in the area and that he had to check the purity of the water in their home.
The couple allowed the actor into the home. The suspect asked the couple to assist him in the basement where they were told to turn on all of their basement faucets. It is believed that while in the basement another unknown subject entered the home, made their way to the 2nd floor of the home where they stole cash from strong box located in a bedroom. The subject in the basement left the home in a vehicle described as either a white pickup truck with a cap or a white SUV. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Paramus Police Department Detective Division at 201-262-3400 ext. 553
The first subject is described as:
Dark skinned male, similar to Indian descent
30-40 years of age
5” 11” tall
Wearing short sleeve button down shirt, pants and glasses
Subject was wearing a construction hard hat
Kenneth R. Ehrenberg
Chief of Police
Paramus Police Department