Diversion Burglary and Theft
Ephrata Police are investigating a Diversion Burglary and Theft that occurred at a residence on Bethany Rd. in Ephrata Borough on 2/14/18. A while male suspect arrived in a white car. He told the elderly homeowner that his mother was moving into the house next door and asked the homeowner to step outside to discuss new fencing and landscaping, distracting him for approximately ten minutes. As they started toward the front of the residence, the suspect made a phone call. The suspect abruptly left and the homeowner noticed the car trunk was now open. When the homeowner returned inside his residence he discovered someone had forced open locked areas and an undisclosed amount of cash was missing. Please contact the Ephrata Police if you have encountered a similar situation in the area or if you have information on this crime against our elderly.