November 22, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Beware of Thieves Posing as Roofers

The Springfield Police Department would like to warn the public that a group of individuals posing as roofers are going into homes to speak with the owners about a roofing job. While inside, one of the individuals will distract the homeowner and another steals the purse and the group will leave.

The suspects are described as three white males ages 18-30 and driving a white truck.

If anyone approaches your home asking to give you a quote to work on your roof, ask for credentials first and call the business they represent before allowing them access into your home.

SPD Case Number: 10-50377
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Kirk Manlove

springfield police department

Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd