Community Alert - Ruse Burglaries

The Burr Ridge Police Department received a report of a residential burglary that occurred on September 23 at approximately 2:20 PM. Learn more about the incident from the Nixle alert

Ruse burglaries often target the elderly or people working outside their homes. The offenders will use several different “excuses” to distract a victim and gain compliance, such as posing as a utility worker, a tree trimmer, or a handyman working on a neighbor’s house. Please remember to lock your doors, even when working in your yard. If you have a house alarm, set it, even if you only leave for a short time. Be cautious this time of year if you are outside putting up holiday decorations.  

Please share this information with friends, family, and neighbors. Do not let a stranger into your home. If you see a suspicious person or vehicle, please call 9-1-1 immediately and let the police investigate.

Learn more about protecting yourself and your neighbors from this type of crime here.