(Rockville, MD) — Montgomery County police are advising elderly residents to be extremely cautious of unknown visitors. The warning comes after a 99-year-old woman was robbed at her Silver Spring home on Friday. Montgomery County police spokesperson Lucille Baur says one can never be too careful. Baur says, quote, “So if you’re not expecting someone to come to your door, you can’t be certain who that person is. Just don’t open your door.” Baur says in Friday’s case, the victim received a call from a man requesting that she complete an in-home survey. The caller said he was outside of her McKenney Avenue apartment and she opened the door to answer a couple of questions. At that point, the two men forced their way in. The robbers took cash and identification cards before fleeing. The woman was not injured and was able to call 911.
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