Police are warning West Michigan residents to be on the lookout for a recent scam targeting elderly homeowners.

According to WZZM-13 the Wyoming Department of Public Safety says the scammers pose as contractors.

They'll tell the homeowner something on the outside of the house needs to be repaired, then offer to show them.

While the homeowner is distracted, a second person goes into the home and steals money and other items.

According to police, three incidents have been reported in the last month in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing.

Anyone with information should call Wyoming PD at 616-530-7300 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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