Elderly victims robbed by fake maintenance worker
Police in D.C. are looking a suspect in two burglaries they believe are related. The victims in both burglaries were elderly.
Investigators say in both cases the suspect knocked on the victims' doors posing as a maintenance worker. He told the victims he was there to fix the toilet, because it was leaking into the apartment below. Once he was allowed inside, he assaulted the resident and stole their belongings.
The first burglary happened on June 10 just after 5 p.m. at Delta Towers in the 1400 block of Florida Avenue, NE.
"She live right next door, down the hall from me," Majorie Williams said.
Williams said the victim is a frail woman in her 90s who told her what happened.
"They told her, 'Shut up 'b'. I should put a bag over your head'. A plastic bag but he didn't. He just tied her up," Williams explained.
She added, It's really sickening for someone to prey on elderly people."
James Terry's sister lives at Potomac Garden in the 1200 block of G Street, SE where a similar attack was reported days later on the 26th.
Terry said he's hearing that the victim in this most recent case was a 94-year-old man.
"I'm totally concerned about my sister living at this facility, because it's not that secure," Terry exclaimed.
Police have identified a person of interest seen signing a book in the front lobby of Delta Towers on the day of the burglary.
If you have any information that can help police call 202-727-9099.