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Elderly Raleigh Residents Become Targets of Teen Scam Artists

Posted October 19, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Senior citizens living in a Southeast Raleigh neighborhood have become the targets of two young teens looking for easy money.

Police say a 14-year-old black girl and 16-year-old white boy go to a house and ask to use the phone or bathroom. Once inside, police say the girl would steal anything, like credit cards and keys, which lead to two auto thefts.

Jacqueline Sanders saw the teens on the street right before her neighbors were victimized.

"These two turned around and came back again and they were still just looking at all of the house. I didn't know why they were doing it at the time, but it just stayed in my mind," she says.

Police have identified the teens. They say at least one is a student at Enloe High School.

Police say the best thing to do is to not let a stranger inside your home at all. If they want to use the phone, make the call for them. Reporter: Lynda Loveland