Deputies warn of door to door thief targeting elderly

Posted at 7:58 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 19:58:12-04

IONIA COUNTY, Mich – Deputies in Ionia County are warning residents of a door to door salesman they say stole a lot of money from an elderly, disabled man in Muir.

The victim contacted authorities on Wednesday, reporting a man in a blue colored minivan showed up to his home attempting to sell meat.  The victim told police the man asked if he could come into the home to use the restroom, which the homeowner allowed.

The victim later found a large sum of money had been stolen from inside the home and contacted authorities.

Deputies issued the warning on Wednesday evening on their Facebook page, recommending no one let this type of salesman into their home.

Deputies are also asking anyone with information on this case or anything similar pertaining to a blue colored minivan or gold SUV to contact Deputy Veenstra at 616-527-5737 or Central Dispatch at 616-527-0400.