Suspects use landscaping ploy in Scottsdale burglary

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Scottsdale police said two suspects used a landscaping ploy to burglarize a home on Saturday.

According to police, a Hispanic man wearing a tan shirt with a tree service logo on it knocked on the door of a home near Thomas and Scottsdale roads between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., inquiring about landscaping.

The suspect asked the 80-year-old victim to go outside and assist him with measurements. Police said while they were outside, another suspect entered the victim's residence and stole cash and jewelry.

Police advise residents to be aware of people soliciting for services that have not previously been arranged. Do not open your door for or allow strangers into your home.