SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento police arrested two women on Monday who were reportedly knocking on doors with a 2-year-old child in an attempt to steal from the homeowners.
The first incident happened in the 6200 block of Second Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. when the women knocked on the door and asked if the toddler could use the restroom. The two women opened the screen door and walked inside, brushing the victim to the side, police said. Then two men walked inside and started talking to the resident.
After she called for her son, the suspects left, but she noticed money was missing from her purse.
While officers were investigating, dispatch broadcasted another similar call where two Hispanic women and two Hispanic men knocked on another door using a different ruse. That resident did not open the door and had a friend call police.
“You have to be so alert, not suspicious of everybody, but be alert,” said Lydia Brummeier, whose friend alerted police. “That was very unusual.”
Officers responded and checked the area and later found the suspect vehicle. The two women with the 2-year-old child were detained and positively identified as the suspects in the home invasion.
They were arrested and booked into the county jail for the home invasion. Their names weren’t released. The two male suspects were still outstanding Tuesday morning.