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The Loves Park Police Department wants to make all area residents aware of a theft that occurred yesterday, 01/12/2018, in which a scam was used to gain entry to a residence.
At approximately 1:15 pm, two males came to the door for of a residence in the 1900 block of Colby Ln., Loves Park, posing as water department employees. The resident allowed them inside and the subjects turned water on in two locations, at different faucets. They then told the resident that the water was no good and ended up leaving the residence without any further explanation. One of the subjects was out of the resident’s sight for a short period of time. After the two males left, they discovered jewelry missing. The following descriptions were given for the suspects and suspect vehicle:
1. Younger African American male, wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans
2. Hispanic male, 5’10”, wearing a jacket and yellow vest, with reflective stripes
3. Suspect vehicle is a black sedan
The Loves Park Water Department wears a uniform and carries identification, when out in the community. They drive City of Loves Park marked vehicles and are not entering residences to check water at the faucet. Please contact the Loves Park Police Department, at (815) 654-5015, if you have any information on this incident and please be aware of anything like this happening.
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