2 burglars posing as plumbers break into the woman’s home in Northbrook

Two men posing as plumbers broke into the home of an elderly Northbrook woman on Friday, Northbrook police said.

At around 7 p.m., the victim, a resident of the 2500 block on Joshua Lane, opened her door to two men who said they needed to check the house’s plumbing. One of the men pushed the woman into her home to gain entry and then took her to the basement while the other perpetrator stayed upstairs, police said.

After the two left, the woman found that several rooms in her home had been broken into. She refused medical help.

The men are described as white, weigh about 220 pounds, stand a little over 6 feet and 1 inch tall, wear hats, black jackets, black pants, and masks.

Police said this was a “trick” break-in that frequently assaulted seniors and they are investigating a similar incident in Northbrook.

“If someone comes to your home unexpectedly and you don’t know who they are, don’t open the door for them and call 9-1-1,” police said.

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