• Arcadia Police: Beware of “Gypsy” Activity


    The community of Arcadia has been experiencing distractiontype burglaries over the past several weeks. The suspects in these incidents are commonly referred to bythe victims as “Gypsy” type individuals. The method of distraction involves the suspects portraying themselvesas officials with various government agencies or sub-contractors throughgovernment agencies. Suchvocations represented are: Departmentof Water & Power employees, construction employees, and tree trimmers.

    These crimes occur during day time hours and focus onelderly victims. Once the suspectgains the victim’s trust and confidence, the suspect is allowed inside. A second suspect then enters theresidence and commits the theft. Thevictim is unaware their valuables have been stolen and ultimately both suspectsleave the residence minutes apart.

    The Arcadia Police Department is reminding residents to beaware of these crimes of trickery and encourage them to never allow anyoneinside of their homes without positively verifying the individual’s identityand employer.

    If you encounter an incident such as the one described,please call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5150. If it is an emergency, please call911.

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