CARLSBAD–Carlsbad detectives are asking community members to come forward if they have been victimized by a suspect who is targeting the elderly.
Several crimes have been reported in both Carlsbad and Oceanside where a Hispanic male suspect knocks on the door of elderly residents’ homes. He claims to be a relative of the resident’s gardener or housekeeper, and forces his way into the home. He claims to need cash to repair his vehicle, specifically the water pump. He intimidates the victims in order to obtain the cash.
Any community member who has been the victim of a similar crime is asked to contact the following detectives:
* Carlsbad residents – Detective Darbie Ernst at (760) 931-2160.
* Oceanside residents – Detective Marc Kalb (760) 435-4743.