Dubuque County Residents Warned of Burglary Scam

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a burglary scam.

They say there is a group from out of state claiming to sell magazines as a ruse to cover burglaries. They are being dropped off in areas of the county by a support vehicle, described as a green Ford Excursion. The subjects are approaching houses and burglarizing vehicles or stealing items that may have been left in accessible areas. When confronted, they claim to be selling magazines.

The Sheriff’s Office and Asbury Police Department have made one arrest in this incident.

They are asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity in your area.