Burglar actively targeting elderly residents in Alamo Heights area, police say

Alamo Heights police are warning elderly residents in the area to be on alert in case they are unexpectedly visited by a man who claims to do tree trimming work for homes.

A visit from this man has led to burglaries at multiple area residences and police said they’ve received multiple reports from other agencies.

The man allegedly requests that the resident meets him in their backyard so he can show them what work he would like to do. However, during that confrontation, authorities said two other suspects go inside from the unlocked front door and burglarize the home.

The man’s name hasn’t been released, but he is described as being six-feet-tall with a slender build, dressed in business attire and claims he is from New York. His vehicle is a white, newer-model SUV.

Anyone with more information on the man or his whereabouts is urged to contact Alamo Heights police at 210-822-3321.