Daytime Burglars Target Woman, 88, Police Say

Upper Macungie police say a man claiming to be a utility worker helped rob a Chapmans Road woman. Similar incident happened four hour earlier in South Whitehall.

Upper Macungie police say a man posing as a utility worker helped rob an 88-year-old township woman Wednesday afternoon.

Four hours earlier Wednesday, just a few miles away in South Whitehall, a 92-year-old woman's home was burglarized after a man posing as a water department employee told her he needed to check out a problem.

Both burglaries are connected, Upper Macungie Police Chief Edgardo Colon said.

“I ask that you all, educate your family, your friends, your elederly neighbors to be cautious," Colon said at an Upper Macungie supervisors meeting.

In Upper Macungie, police said a man pulled a white box truck into a woman's Chapmans Road home around 4 p.m. and said he was there to check the water pressure at her house and look in the back of the property.

Police say that while he and the woman were outside, another person came into the house and took cash. 

The man was white, in his mid-20s, 5-feet-6, chubby, with brown hair and clean shaven. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white and red sweatshirt, gray pants and gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 484-661-5911.

In the incident in South Whitehall that happened Wednesday, a 92-year-old woman was robbed.


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