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CPD: Couple invite themselves into elderly woman's home

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Chesterton Police would like to talk to the two persons who invited themselves into an elderly woman’s home on Friday night.

According to police, at 9:30 p.m. an 81-year-old woman who resides in the 500 block of South 15th Street was “startled awake to find two uninvited subjects in her living room looking at her.”

The woman recognized one of them as a member of a family which had formerly rented the house and that person, a woman, told her that she had wanted her boyfriend to see where she used to live, police said.

The woman believed her and “proceeded to invite them into the kitchen for coffee,” police said. “After a short conversation and a bathroom break, the couple left the house. During the conversation, the male and female asked (the woman) if she lived alone. They also advised (the woman) that ‘they were clean’ but she did not know what that meant.”

On the way out the door, the male volunteered to return on Monday—today—to fix the broken front door and do some landscaping for her.

On Saturday, the woman mentioned the incident to her children, who immediately filed a report with the CPD.

An officer subsequently discovered that the front door was broken, apparently after someone forcibly popped the lock with an unknown tool. Also broken: the exterior porch light, police said.

The incident remains under investigation.



Posted 8/7/2012