Cops are warning residents to beware of unexpected visitors to their homes after an elderly couple complained two suspicious men came to their door and distracted them earlier this week while a third apparently entered their home.
The clue? Cologne.
It's unclear whether anything was taken, according to police.
The incident unfolded around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when two males approached the senior citizens at their Riverdale Road residence and told them they would be performing tree work on a neighboring property, police said.
The old man accompanied one of the visitors to the rear of the property to view the area where the alleged work was to be done.
The second visitor then enticed the old woman to another section outside the home where he said they would repair cracks in the foundation of their home, according to police.
After the encounter, the elderly woman entered the rear of her home and found the door there was open although she had closed it prior to exiting.
"A strong odor of cologne was also present in the home which was not there before," police said. "It is believed that a third suspect may have entered the home as both residents were being distracted outside by the other two males."
The two visitors left the area in a vehicle described as a newer, white mid-size sedan with a spoiler in the back.
Police describe the two suspects as follows:
Suspect #1: Hispanic male, late 40’s in age, 5’6” tall, approximately 210 pounds, with clean cut brown hair and wearing white shorts and a tan polo shirt.
Suspect #2: Hispanic male, late 40’s –early 50’s in age, 6’1” tall, approximately 250 pounds, with brown hair. The male was wearing long pants and a dirty shirt described as construction-style clothing.
Police are reminding residents to be cautious of unsolicited visitors to their homes and to verify the visit by requesting identification and/or contacting the company for which the visitors claim to work.
"If you feel the visit is suspicious in nature, you should contact your local police department," police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Milford Police Department Detective Division at (203) 877-1465 or visit www.milfordpd.org and click on “Crime Tips.”