Fake homebuyer stole items during showings

Agents have detained a man suspected of pretending to be a home buyer in order to steal valuables during a showing of the property.

The 50-year-old man is a suspect in at least 30 such cases, agents of the Judicial Investigating Organization said.

According to agents the man would obtain contact information of persons with homes for sale from daily newspapers and then present himself as a foreign visitor including the accent. During the home visit the man would distract the sellers and take items that were valuable. Then he would leave after saying he would buy the home. But he never showed up at a lawyer’s office to seal the deal, agents said.

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