MURRAY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - After her home was burglarized, a Murray woman is warning others of a door to door scam that she believes possibly led to the crime.
Carolyn Shipley thought nothing of it when two men claiming to run a window washing business knocked on her door and offered their services last spring. Shipley says they offered to clean all the exterior windows for 30 dollars.
When they came a second time in August, Shipley noticed one of the men snooping around her backyard. "I noticed one of the men casing the backyard, now that I think about it," said Shipley.
Shipley came home on October 16 only to discover her house had been burglarized. The thieves, according to Shipley had taken off with cash and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
Shipley reported the burglary to police, but never suspected the window washers of the crime - that is until she saw a story air this week on ABC 4 News about door to door scams. "When I saw that story on Ch. 4 it just clicked, and I thought that's exactly what happened," said Shipley.
In the story Shipley saw on the news, ABC 4 had mentioned that the Better Business Bureau is getting more and more complaints of aggressive sellers who scam innocent customers.
That's when Shipley put two and two together. She believes that these scammers cased her neighborhood for months to pull off their elaborate splan.
Murray police are investigating the case, but have no leads at this point. However, they have reason to believe the men who washed Shipley's windows could be involved. They are asking anyone with information to come forward.