Updated: Sep 17
Plymouth Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a single perpetrator in a brazen daytime distraction robbery which left an elderly Plymouth Resident shaken. The robbery took place on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at approximately 3:00 pm at a private residence located on Gravers Road. Plymouth Police are still actively investigating the crime but according to the family of the victim who has spoken directly to us, a male perpetrator presented himself as an employee of a utility company and convinced the elderly homeowner to let him inspect items in the basement. The homeowner said they could not walk down the steps and the assailant insisted the homeowner escort him to the basement and he assisted the homeowner down the steps. The male then proceeded to rob the homeowner and left with an undisclosed amount of money and items.
The homeowner is reported to be shaken but in otherwise good health. The case is being investigated by Detective Sergeant Chris Schwartz and anyone with information, security footage, or other information which may be related are encouraged to call 610-279-1901 or email CSchwartz@plymouthtownship.org
This incident is the second daytime crime committed in the area this year, earlier in 2020 a house was burglarized on Nursery Drive, that crime remains unsolved, link above.
Plymouth Police would like to remind residents to never let anyone in your house who claims to be working for a utility company without verifying they belong at your house. If someone presents themselves as an employee of a utility company and the utility company did not previously set an appointment directly with you please note the following, all employees will carry proper identification and be happy to show it to you through the window, all employees will be driving a properly marked vehicle which you should be able to see, and all employees will be more than willing to wait outside while you call to verify their information with the proper utility company they claim to be working for. If you have any doubt residents can call 911 to have an officer help verify the person's intentions.