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Utica police: Man preying on elderly women

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A rash of incidents where a man preys on elderly women is under investigation by the Utica Police Department.

According to officials, during the past month a man has been using various stories to gain entry into women's homes. Once inside, he distracts them and takes their purses.

Police say he has committed these crimes in communities near Utica. The man is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s. He has been reported to have a speech impediment.

Elderly people are advised not to let anyone they don't know into their homes. If anyone has information on the suspect, please call Investigator Armstrong at 223-3566.

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