Palos Park, IL Police Alert: Protect Yourself from Rising Deception Burglaries

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Palos Park, IL – In a recent advisory, the Palos Park Police Department has issued a warning to residents regarding a rise in deception burglaries. 

The department’s message on social media outlines the tactics used by perpetrators, who often work in pairs and impersonate employees from legitimate companies or government officials to gain entry into homes. The police have provided a checklist to help residents stay safe, including not opening doors for unsolicited visitors, verifying identities through viewfinders or peepholes, and confirming the legitimacy of company representatives by calling the companies directly. 

If residents cannot verify identities and feel unsafe, they are urged to contact 911 immediately. This proactive approach by the Palos Park Police aims to prevent potential home invasions and thefts, underscoring the importance of community vigilance.

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