By: Sharon Aron Baron
So the joke begins. Just don’t go answering your door so quickly to these criminals posing as city workers. The City of Coral Springs wants you to know they are not sending anyone out to trim your trees like these criminals told an unsuspecting elderly woman last week.
Police Detectives are currently investigating a theft that took place on the afternoon of September 19 in the Ramblewood Villas development. At around 2pm, Giocomina Arnone, 90, received a knock at her door from a white male claiming to be a city employee. The male suspect told the victim that he left a card on her door last week and he needed to check her backyard for a tree that needed to be trimmed.
Giocomina accompanied the male to the rear of her residence when a second suspect went into her home through the unlocked front door. The second suspect stole over $1,600 in jewelry from the master bedroom.
The suspect posing as the city employee told Giocomina that someone would be coming to trim the tree and he proceeded to leave in a small black pick-up truck. Giocomina never saw any city credentials on the suspect, but described him as a white male with dark hair between 29-35 years old. He was wearing a white polo shirt and dark pants.
Coral Springs Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident or a similar incident please contact Detective Mike Savasta at (954)346-1773.