Crime

He’s posed as a laborer while robbing seniors. If you know him, there’s a $1,000 reward

Tacoma police believe this man was involved in three burglaries targeting senior citizens.
Tacoma police believe this man was involved in three burglaries targeting senior citizens. Tacoma Police Department

Tacoma police are searching for a man believed to be involved in three burglaries targeting senior citizens.

A Crime Stoppers bulletin says the man is believed to be responsible for burglaries on June 6, July 16 and Aug. 6 in Tacoma.

Police gave a summary of the June 6 incident at the Tahoma Terrace Apartments on Union Avenue. The victim was a 90-year-old woman.

“The suspect posed as a maintenance worker and told the victim he was there to sweep the patio; the suspect entered the victim’s apartment and stole jewelry, cash, a cellphone and prescription medications,” the police bulletin states.

“The suspect approached several other residents and told them he was there to service their air conditioning.”

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charge of the suspect. The Crime Stoppers hotline is 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All callers remain anonymous.

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