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Cary Police Ask Help from Public in Nursing Home Heists

The News & Observer

News Observer Staff

Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 10.58.26 AMPolice are trying to track down two women who they said donned hospital scrubs and walked through two nursing homes earlier this month to find unlocked apartments and steal tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.

Friday, they asked for the public’s help in finding the pair.

One was described as 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-5, 25-35 years old, Hispanic or white with a medium build and dark hair.

The other woman was about the same height, also white or Hispanic with the same build, but 45 to 55 years old. She spoke with a heavy accent, had glasses and wore what police described as a train-conductor style hat.

The women had no identification tags, but residents whom police interviewed said the two were polite and friendly.

Both women were caught on surveillance video, police said. They were seen going down hallways, checking doors to find ones that were unlocked.

The thefts happened July 4 at 750 SE Cary Parkway [Cary Senior Living] and July 11 at 17001 Searstone Drive [Searstone Retirement Community], police said.

If anyone has seen the women or has information that could help detectives find them, police asked them to call police at 919-469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 919-469-4324

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept confidential if the caller requests it.