Beware-Risks of Letting Strangers in Your Home


Over the weekend the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service received two complaints of thefts from residences.
On the 16th of January 2015 just after 8:30 pm a female attended at a residence on Railroad Avenue and advised the homeowner that she had needed to use a phone to call a family member as she had run out of gasoline. The resident let the female into the home where the female made several phone calls. The female also asked to use the washroom, which the homeowner allowed. After the female left the residence the homeowner realized some jewellery was taken. The female is described as having messy dark hair, a rough complexion and was wearing a khaki coloured jacket.

On the 17th of January 2015 around 3 am two females attended at a residence on Hampton Road and advised they ran out of gas and needed to use a phone to call a family member. While in the residence, one female used the phone and the second female asked to use the bathroom. After the females had left the homeowner noticed he was missing medication. One of the females is described as having red hair and was wearing glasses, a light hooded sweater, and black track pants. The second female is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall with a husky build and black short hair.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service would like to remind homeowners to not let people you do not know into your home. If you have a screen door, talk to the person through that. If you feel that you want to help the person, offer to make the call for them. If you have a portable phone, offer to let them use it while they are outside.

If you have any information on these incidents, contact the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service at 705-949-6300.