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Raleigh Police Warn of Door-to-Door Thieves

Posted July 20, 2007 8:37 a.m. EDT
Updated July 20, 2007 9:02 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are once again cautioning the public against allowing solicitors and strangers into homes after a suspected home larceny.

On Tuesday, police said, two females, whose ages were not immediately clear, went to a residence claiming they were selling magazines in an attempt to raise money for their soccer team to go to a tournament.

The victim discovered that an undisclosed amount of money was missing from a purse after the resident invited them into the pair into her home and allowed one of them to use a bathroom, police said.

Police have said there are very few legitimate door-to-door solicitations, and they warned residents not to let solicitors into their homes or give them money. They also urge residents to call local law enforcement if they are approached.

In April, police warned of a similar door-to-door magazine scheme that made its way from Kentucky.