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Distraction burglars rob home in Conewago Twp.

Updated: Thursday, September 12 2013, 08:31 PM CDT
Posted by: Lauren McLane

YORK COUNTY -- Northern York County Regional Police are investigating a distraction burglary that occurred around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A resident of the 500 block of East Canal Road in Conewago Township reported that during the incident, a man came to her door and wanted to talk about where their property lines were located. He said that he needed to mark the property lines in preparation for a new road and housing development in the area. The man and the two homeowners then walked to the rear of the property.

He then received a phone call and told the homeowners that he needed to go out to his truck to get some paint to mark the property lines. The homeowners waited approximately five minutes for the male to return, but he never did.

The homeowners then went back to their house and found jewelry scattered on the floor and doors open. The homeowners checked the remainder of the home and found that a safe had been entered and a large amount of cash and jewelry were missing.

It appears that this incident is a distraction burglary where one of the conspirators kept the residents occupied while another or others entered the home and took any and all valuables that they could find.

The male who was with the homeowners is described as a Hispanic male with a heavy accent, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with short, dark, wavy hair. He was wearing a fluorescent vest and long pants and referred to himself as "Billy."

The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 292.3647.Distraction burglars rob home in Conewago Twp.

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