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Snake Scam

Fremont Police said this woman posed as an animal control officer looking for snakes. She is believed to be part of a group of thieves engaging in what police call "distraction burglaries." (CBS)

‘Distraction Burglaries’ Target Bay Area’s Elderly

Law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area said the elderly are increasingly becoming victims of so-called “distraction burglaries.” Victims are lured out of their homes so thieves can get in, according to authorities.

09/05/2013

A gopher snake tastes the air with its tongue. (David McNew/Getty Images)

‘Snake Scam’ Burglars Slither Into Peninsula Cities

A notorious “snake scam” has slithered its way into San Mateo and Burlingame, prompting police there to join the hunt.

08/29/2013

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