Police: Homeless man stealing from elderly woman

January 27, 2010 8:41:39 AM PST
Police in New Castle County, Delaware are looking for a homeless man who, they say, has repeatedly stolen money from an elderly woman.

The man they are looking for is Douglas R. Smith, 27, who frequents the Kirkwood Highway corridor.

According to investigators, Smith has been visiting the home of a 79-year-old woman who lives in the Sherwood Park community.

Police say he uses several ruses to gain access to her home. Once inside, police say, Smith steals money from the woman's purse.

Anyone with information on Smith's whereabouts is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.


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