You may have read something in the paper or on-line lately about Distraction Burglaries, or Ruse Burglaries. They happen everywhere, and the story line is usually pretty much the same. A burglar, or several burglars working together, devise a plan to distract the homeowner either by coning their way in, or luring the homeowner out of their home while they steal money or valuable items from inside. This video shows some of the techniques we have seen used, but remember, they can vary. The important message to remember is to err on the side of caution, and to never let an unscheduled worker into your home. Even if you never take your eyes off of them, other people may be burglarizing your home. Call 911 to verify anyone or anything you think is suspicious! Even if you do not let them in, a neighbor might. Let's look out for one another, Palatine residents!