CHICAGO (CBS) — An elderly couple from the McKinley Park neighborhood is out thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry, including their wedding rings, after con men disguised as a construction crew targeted them in their own home.
CBS 2’s Jermont Terry is exposing the scam that got the crew of con men through the front door.
Doorbell camera video shows the crooks hightailing it just moments after ripping off the couple.
As the four guys jumped into a black pickup truck, 85-year-old John tried to scurry too the sidewalk, but too late.
“It’s heartbreaking; it really is,” said his daughter, Lynda Fuhrig. “It’s just sad that people are out preying on folks. It’s awful.”
When the pickup arrived outside their McKinley Park house, originally one guy got out, and approached Lynda’s 72-year-old mother, Sharon, telling her “I’m sorry to bother you.”
“They saw a…