Man reported stealing for the elderly in Middletown

Posted by Amber Jenkins- email

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19)--Police are looking for a man who has been reported stealing from elderly residents in Middletown.

Police have received several complaints about the suspect. The man would knock on the door, claim that his care has broken down and asked to use the telephone or a drink of water. While the man is inside the home, he would distract the victim and steal cash, wallets and other valuables.

The suspect is described to be a white male in his twenties who may be driving a grey or light blue pick up truck. Investigators say that it is possible that he may have an accomplice driving the truck.

So far there have been 6 incidences reported throughout various neighborhoods in the city.

Police urge residents to take precaution while answering the door.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Middletown Police.