Burglar actively targeting elderly residents in surrounding areas of Alamo Heights, police say

One of the burglars claims to be from New York and is offering tree trimming services

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Editor’s note: We previously reported the burglaries were happening in the Alamo Heights area. However, Alamo Heights police have since issued a correction. The burglaries are happening in surrounding areas, which include Castle Hills, Shavano Park and San Antonio.

Alamo Heights police are warning elderly residents in the areas of Castle Hills, Shavano Park and San Antonio to be on alert in case they are unexpectedly visited by a man who claims to do tree trimming work for homes.

A visit from this man has led to burglaries at multiple area residences and police in these areas have received multiple reports.

The man allegedly requests that the resident meets him in their backyard so he can show them what work he would like to do. However, during that confrontation, authorities said two other suspects go inside from the unlocked front door and burglarize the home.

The man’s name hasn’t been released, but he is described as being six-feet-tall with a slender build, dressed in business attire and claims he is from New York. His vehicle is a white, newer-model SUV.

Anyone with more information on the man or his whereabouts is urged to contact Alamo Heights police at 210-822-3321.

About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.