Portage Police are advising the public that there are more reports of distraction burglaries in the city. A distraction burglary is where a visitor comes to your home and tells you some lie to swindle their way into your home, or creates a ruse to distract the victim so an accomplice can slip in.
The most frequent targets for these distraction burglaries are the elderly and vulnerable.
PPD says that if you have even the slightest thought that you may be encountering such a scenario, call PPD for assistance.