91-year-old woman's home in Ann Arbor is ransacked by men posing as repairmen
Ann Arbor police are working to identify two men who posed as repairmen, then ransacked a 91-year-old woman's home Thursday, stealing cash.
The men knocked on the door of the Arella Boulevard home about 11:30 am., telling the woman they were there to repair the roof, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.
Bush said the men claimed that they needed to replace shingles that had been damaged during a storm. The woman had not called for anyone to repair the roof, Bush said, but let the men inside. That's when the men ransacked the house and took cash, Bush said.
One of the men was white, heavy set and had dark hair. A description of the other man was not available. Bush said the men were believed to have been traveling in a silver pickup truck.
The incident was reported at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Bush said. So far, police have interviewed at least one witness besides the woman..
Bush said police have not received any similar reports recently on the city's west side. She reminded people to keep their doors locked and not open the door for strangers.
Anyone with information can call the police department's confidential tip line at (734) 794-6939.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 794-6939 and email at email@example.com.