Sacramento Police say a group of adults used a toddler to steal cash from a purse inside a home on 2nd Avenue near 65th Street Tuesday.
Two women knocked on the door and asked if the child could use the restroom. Moments later, two men walked in and started talking to the victim acting like they used to be neighbors.
It was not until after they left that the homeowner noticed money had been taken from her purse.
“There are a lot of older people in this neighborhood and they have to be careful,” said neighbor John Dixon.
Dixon lives a couple houses down from the victim.
He says a few years ago, a woman knocked on his door asking to use his bathroom, but he didn’t let her in.
“The way things are now I wouldn’t let anyone in my house,” Dixon said. “If they are walking in the neighborhood then their home can not be that far away. Use your own restroom.”
Dixon believes he saw the suspects walking around the neighborhood last week, but didn’t think anything of it.
“I grew up in this neighborhood. It is really a nice area, but people have to be careful,” said Dixon.
After unsuccessfully hitting another home, the two women were arrested, but police are still looking for the two men.
If you have any information about this case you are urged to contact the Sacramento Police Department.