Authorities are asking residents to be aware of a possible scam taking place in Amarillo.
According to the Amarillo Police Department, on Wednesday night, a woman came to the door of a citizen, claiming that she had been assaulted. No injuries were visible, however the woman was insistent on being let inside the home. The citizen chose not to let the woman inside, but did call the police to help her.
Officers say when the woman found out police had been called, she left the scene. Authorities checked the area, but were unable to locate the woman.
Police say residents should be aware this tactic is sometimes used by suspects to gain entry into homes to rob residents, or to scope out the home for a future burglary. Authorities say while the woman “might’ve truly had an emergency,” the citizen did the right thing by calling police and keeping the woman safely outside.
If this situation happens to you, police say you should call APD at the time of the instance. Citizens are advised not to let strangers into their homes. If you have any questions, you are asked to call the APD Crime Prevention Unit at 806-378-4257.