Mount Vernon police warn of increase of burglaries | Crime
MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Police in Mount Vernon say they've seen a big increase in residential burglaries involving the elderly.
Investigators say the suspect calls people, especially those who live alone, and pretends to be an alarm company salesman.
Officers say that's when the suspect breaks in.
Police say it's important for everyone to keep their doors locked and limit the amount of personal information they give out to strangers.
Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call police at 618-242-2131. Information leading to arrests may be eligible for cash reward.
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