Man Using Bed Bugs As An Excuse To Burglarize Homes
In Brooklyn, there is a man claiming to be an exterminator going from house to house convincing residents to evacuate their homes for a few hours to do a routine bed bug spray. Most of the residents didn’t even have bed bugs but the man claimed he was sent by the co-op to do a preventative spray.
Most tenants complied and left for the two hours. Only to come back to their house missing jewelry and other valuables.
The man is thought to be involved in 5 bed bug robberies. He is in no way licensed or trained as an exterminator and is using it as a way to get into these peoples houses.
All tennants are being told not to let anyone in regardless of what the person may say and to keep their doors locked.
Here is a sketch of what the man is believed to look like :
Have you seen this man? Call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.