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Cary police: Two women posing as nursing assistants to steal from elderly

Posted July 24, 2015

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— Cary police are asking for the public's help to identify two women who have posed as nursing assistants in order to steal jewelry from residents at two retirement communities.

The first thefts happened July 4 at Cary Senior Living, at 720 SE Cary Parkway, while the second incident happened July 11 at SearStone, at 17001 Searstone Drive.

In both cases, police say the women entered the care centers wearing scrubs and went door-to-door checking for unlocked apartments. Neither woman wore any official identification, and residents said they were polite and friendly. Police said the jewelry taken is valued in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Police released surveillance photos and video Friday showing the two women inside the centers. One woman is described as 25 to 35 years old, between 5 feet 1 and 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build and dark hair. Her hair was pulled into a ponytail and she wore sunglasses on her head.

The second woman was also between 5 feet 1 and 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build. She was between 45 and 55 years old and wore a conductor-style hat with glasses. Police said she spoke with a heavy accent.

“Never hesitate to ask for proper identification from anyone in the service industry, and always keep your valuables locked up and out of plain view regardless of where you live,” Cary police Capt. Randall Rhyne said in a statement.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Town of Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes.


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  • Janet Scott Jul 24, 2015
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    Why are we not hearing about this until now.

  • Robert Fotch Jr Jul 24, 2015
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    Agreed, but at least they didn't shoot them like we see in other stories where elderly got robbed.
    Read more at http://www.wral.com/cary-police-two-women-posing-as-nursing-assistants-to-steal-from-elderly/14792342/#kDm3GLAs4LvVRpOC.99.

    Maybe they should of s*&t and maybe granny needs to start packing heat. Criminals like this need to be erased.

  • Angel Nardo-Myers Jul 24, 2015
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    Heavy accent?!?!? From where? Mexico? Russia?, New Jersey? Another fine suspect description. ... WRAL... perhaps you could have an online poll of interview questions to ask about suspect descriptions, with your descriptions with couldn't even find a missing dog.

  • Elizabeth Anne Wells Jul 24, 2015
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    A person has to be pretty sc*ummy to steal from the elderly. These people have worked all of their lives to be able to enjoy retirement. And, these low lives have to come along and take what they have worked so hard for. Chances are that they will try and pawn it and hopefully the police can catch them.

  • William Wall Jul 24, 2015
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    Heavy Accent---is Trump onto something..

  • Paul Jones Jul 24, 2015
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    View quoted thread

    Agreed, but at least they didn't shoot them like we see in other stories where elderly got robbed.