Huntley Police are investigating after an elderly woman was tricked by a man posing as a village worker while burglars stole jewelry and cash from her home.
Authorities said that at 4 p.m. on Tuesday a man rang a 90-year-old woman’s doorbell in the 11600 block of Woodcreek Drive in Huntley. The woman answered the door and the man stepped inside her home. He claimed that he was a contractor working for the Village of Huntley and needed to inspect the water in her home because of a damaged water main in the area.
The elderly woman asked for his identification but he changed the subject of the conversation.
Police said the man then walked into the kitchen and started to talk about water issues. The man also was on the phone several times while in the kitchen with the woman.
Police officials said that the woman then heard a noise, and the man said it was hit co-worker and then left the home. The man was described as approximately 30 years old, shorter than 6 feet tall with a slim build, wearing blue jeans, a dark knit jacket and a dark skull cap. He drove off in a dark work van that had no lettering on it.
The woman later found cash and jewelry missing from her house. The Northwest Herald reported that the woman’s wedding ring, diamond ring, and items that once belonged to her daughter who died, were all stolen in the burglary.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 847-515-5311.