LA MESA – City Police are warning that a female thief has been using a special trick to win her way into the home of unsuspecting residents.
Police said the woman knocked on the door of a home in the 4500 block of Harbinson Avenue in La Mesa and told the resident that she was a friend of the resident’s daughter, using the correct name for the daughter. The thief asked for a drink of water and once allowed into the house, stole the resident’s purse. The credit cards were later used before the resident understood the scam and could notify credit card companies.
Police said the suspect was described as a black, female, 40 to 45 years old. She was described as tall and weighing more than 200 pounds and driving a “nice vehicle.’’
Police believe the woman may be using the same trick in the Lake Murray area.