At 6:53 p.m. Friday, authorities ventured to the complainant’s house on the 1700 block of Bigler Street, where they learned that at 11:30 a.m. that day, she had given entry to an unknown white male with an identification card on his chest, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. He stated her block was having water trouble and he needed to check the pressure.
He proceeded to the kitchen, where he ran the sink and answered his cell phone, engaging the complainant in a conversation over cookies after his brief call. Another correspondence came shortly after, with the stranger leaving the residence after its termination, Tolliver said.
At 6 p.m., the occupant noticed several items out of place in her second-floor bedroom, leading her to inspect her jewelry boxes. Noticing six rings worth $10,000 missing, she told police she had last seen them at 9 a.m. She added she suspects the foreigner spoke with an accomplice who entered her abode and pilfered the jewelry. She described the interloper as 5-foot-10, in his late 20s; possibly having an olive complexion, an average build, brown hair and facial scruff; and wearing a gray button-down shirt and gray or blue jeans.
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