Police are looking for two men who posed as electrical utility workers to trick an elderly Brookfield woman to get into her home in the 7000 block of Stewart-Sharon Road on Friday to steal valuables.
The thieves told the victim they were working on a nearby street and said her power might be affected. They asked her to go into the basement with them to check the home’s breaker box, reported 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner.
The thieves asked the victim to turn off a breaker while they went outside to check something. She told police she remained in the basement for some time before noticing a vehicle pulling out of her driveway.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact police from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 330-448-6960; 24 hours a day at Trumbull County 911 dispatch center at 330-675-2730; or leave a message on the police tip line at 330-969-1110.