Crooks use creative means to locate vulnerable homes

A resident can never tell who is ringing the doorbell these days. During vacation time, crooks sometimes cruise neighborhoods to find out who is at home and who is not. If no one answers the doorbell, they put the home on a list of potential burglaries.

Vacations are a big time for thieves because empty homes are vulnerable.

Police said Wednesday that crooks actually are distributing flyers to see who removes them from the front gate and who does not. If the flyer is still there after 24 hours, the home is another potential target.

Sometimes there is a more direct approach.

Judicial police reported yet another home invasion. This one was in La Uruca shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Armed and masked men jumped the security wall of a home and confronted two youngsters inside. The young victims were tied up, and the intruders sacked the home. They took four computers and a flat-screen television, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

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