Perryopolis woman robbed by invaders
An 85-year-old Perryopolis woman was robbed Friday after letting a man into her home who said he was doing work for a neighbor.
Claiming he needed to check her water, he and the woman – whose identity has not been released by police – went to check her kitchen sink.
Belle Vernon State Police said a female then entered the residence without the victim’s knowledge, stealing $500 in cash from the bedroom.
The female suspect then entered the kitchen, asked how the water testing was and if she could have a Huggie brand soft drink.
The victim gave her three drinks, and led the two suspects outside, where she saw a third suspect sitting in a white, full-size van that was parked in front of her residence.
Police said the senior citizen closed the door and went into her bedroom, where she discovered that the money was missing.
The man who claimed to test her water is described as a white male between the ages of 30 and 35. Clean shaven with a medium build, he wore a tan T-shirt.
The female, who was white, was described as being between the ages of 30 and 35 with black hair and brown eyes. She wore a black shirt and black slacks.
The victim was unable to provide a description of the man sitting in the van, police said.