Scammers burglarize Beloit resident’s home Wednesday afternoon

BELOIT, Wis. — Burglars, one of whom posed as an employee of a tree removal company, took an unspecified amount from a Beloit resident’s home Wednesday afternoon, the city’s police department said.

In a Facebook post, police said a man who claimed to be from a tree removal company approached the elderly victim Wednesday afternoon about removing trees. While the victim was outside, other burglars went inside the home.

The post did not say where the burglary happened or what the burglars took.

Police are warning residents to be cautious of solicitors and ask to see their identification and city solicitor’s license.