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Solon police warning residents about 'large number' of distraction burglaries happening in the city

Posted at 10:18 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 22:18:01-04

SOLON, Ohio — The Solon Police Department is warning residents after a large number of distraction burglaries have occurred in the city.

Police said a male wearing a utility vest will say he needs to do work on electrical wires at a home. Police said the male will distract the homeowner while someone else takes items from the home.

Police said the men posing as utility workers are reported to be in a gray and black unmarked pick-up truck.

Residents should ask for identification and use caution. Residents can call police at 440-248-1234 and request an officer to verify the identity of someone who seems suspicious.

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