Thursday, December 11, 2014

Letters

Benevolent Senior Victimized

Elderly Chilliwack woman duped at her door

Submitted by Darlene, West Kelowna

 

am from West Kelowna however I am calling you to get in touch with my sister who lives in Chilliwack and is a senior. to spread the news of what happened to her on Tuesday.

 

A stranger came to her door 6:30 a.m., and said his parents were in an accident, and that he needed a ride to Chilliwack General Hospital, and to a bank machine where he took her for large amount of money, plus stole some other items.

That is just bits and pieces.

I told her I was going to get in touch with you to make this known as the whole story is very unnerving. So she is expecting a call from you. Her name is Evelyn and her husband is very ill in the hospital, so she may not be home till later this evening to read emails that's why a phone call may work. That is just bits and pieces.

I told her I was going to get in touch with you to make this known as the whole story is very unnerving. So she is expecting a call from you. Her name is Evelyn and her husband is very ill in the hospital, so she may not be home till later this evening to read emails that's why a phone call may work.

Editor's Note: Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson, had some advice in an email to the The Voice on Thursday.

"I strongly encourage people who have someone coming to their door asking for money at any point during the day, to phone the police and keep the door closed. We have had no reports of assaults occurring, but on that note, we just never know what's going to happen. If something seems off then phone," she said. "The police will come and do a patrol for a suspicious person, if they've already left and the suspect sees the police car it may be enough to prevent them from going to another door. As well, the information may provide us with enough to locate a suspect."

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Letters

The Victim Writes

Suspect had act 'down pat' says senior

Submitted by Evelyn, Chilliwack

hank you so much for your kind attention to this. I feel really stupid for doing such a stupid thing, but I love helping people and since it was supposedly my neighbors son, I thought what could it hurt.

However, I am still thankful for so many things. It is a lesson learned.

Even in this gated community, the gate was opened at 6:15 that morning, by my neighbor who goes out by herself for early morning walks. She says there are lots of people out there walking at that hour.

NOT ME! However, I had opened my drapes a crack and they could no doubt sit there watching me have my breakfast all by myself. We live near the street with no barrier. I have typed my story out and could pop in and let you read the whole scenario.

The guy certainly had the routine down pat, and I just filled in the blanks.
 


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