SOUTH WEBER — Burglars are using an old tactic to find out who is home and who is not, deputies said.
“If someone comes to your door and asks for someone who doesn’t live there, they’re probably casing the area,” said Davis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Susan Poulsen.
A couple returned to their South Weber home after 6 p.m. Tuesday to find their front door kicked in and numerous items — mostly jewelry — stolen, Poulsen said.
The only suspect was a woman who came to the house earlier that day asking for a person who didn’t live there, Poulsen said.
“Historically this tactic has been used before in other areas,” she said.
Sometimes the person will ask if they can clean the driveway or do some type of handyman job, or just ask if someone lives at the home who doesn’t, she said.
“They go from door to door, looking to see who is home and who is not,” she said.
Poulsen said it is a good idea to get a description, or even snap a picture with a cellphone, of the person knocking on the door and give it to officers.
Anyone with information about the South Weber burglary can submit a tip on the Davis County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page or call dispatch at 801-451-4151.