WRAL reported that Cary, North Carolina police are asking for the public’s help to identify two women who posed as nursing assistants to steal jewelry from residents at two retirement communities. The first thefts happened July 4 at Cary Senior Living while the second incident happened July 11 at SearStone.
In both cases, police say the suspects entered the care centers wearing scrubs and went door-to-door checking for unlocked apartments. Neither woman wore any official identification, and other employees did not stop them or ask them any questions.
Police released surveillance photos and video showing the two women. One woman is described as 25 to 35 years old, between 5 feet 1 and 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build and dark hair. Her hair was pulled into a ponytail and she wore sunglasses on her head. The second woman was also between 5 feet 1 and 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build. She was between 45 and 55 years old and wore a conductor-style hat with glasses. Police said she spoke with a heavy accent.
“Never hesitate to ask for proper identification from anyone in the service industry, and always keep your valuables locked up and out of plain view regardless of where you live,” Cary police Capt. Randall Rhyne said in a statement. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Town of Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636.