Suspicious activity targeting Beloit homeowners


Updated Wednesday, February 26, 2014 --- 5:15 p.m.

Reports of suspicious activity have some homeowners in Beloit on high alert. Two separate homeowners say they were approached by two men asking to do home repairs, and one claims that those men stole from her after letting them inside. The incidents were reported Tuesday but authorities are quick to say the investigation is still in its early stages and it may just be a case of solicitation for work.
Police say this is a perfect example to remind people to be careful when being approached by a stranger at home. "They'll probably have a business card, they'll have a flyer, some sort of information. It's fine to take the information, they certainly can call the Police Department here in Beloit if they'd like to speak to an officer about it too," said Captain Dan Risse with the Beloit Police Department.
Authorities say it's always a good idea to get a "no soliciting" sign and put that up near your front door. The men authorities are looking for are described as one being in his early 20's and the other in his 40's. They were driving a Cadillac. If you have any information, you're asked to call authorities at 757-2244.

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Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014 --- 10:57 a.m.

Beloit Police are warning residents of a home scam involving two men claiming to be doing warranty work.

Officers say the a younger man and older man entered homes saying they were doing the warranty work for a roof and for “odors.”

Police say the scam happened at homes in the 1700 block of Fayette Ave. and the 2200 block of St. Lawrence Ave.

The suspects drive a Cadillac. Officers remind you to never to let people into your house if you do not know them. They ask anyone with information to call 757-2244.


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