Thieves target people attending funerals

Thieves target people attending funerals

June 13th, 2013 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

CHATTANOOGA - Law enforcement agencies across the country have issued warnings about some well planned attacks. Burglars target families while they're attending funerals.

They get your info from the newspaper obituary, and then rob your house while you're at the cemetery. It's an issue nation-wide, but several people in our area say they've fallen victim to it too over the years. Some funeral homes have programs to protect families from being the target.

When laying your loved ones to rest, you're likely not thinking about what's going on back home, but that's exactly what some thieves are thinking about.

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