Police: Thieves Posed as Snow Shovelers

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SHEFFIELD LAKE-- Some suspected thieves in Sheffield Lake are accused of posing as snow shovelers looking to make some cash, when they were really looking to burglarize homes.

Raymond Greene and Troy Teter were arrested Friday afternoon after neighbors said the men went door to door, pretending to want honest work.

"I just thought they were trying to be nice, shoveling people's driveways, trying to make some money," said Amanda Thompson.

"After that I answered the door and I'm like, 'Can I help you?' And he's like 'Can I shovel your driveway for ten dollars?' And I'm like, 'No, not at this time," And I closed the door and he proceeded to go that way, both of them," Thompson said.

"The dog started barking like crazy so I just happened to look out the window," Rose Elliott said.

Elliott didn't feel right about the men shoveling snow across the street, especially when one looked in a window.

"And then they looked in the window again and knocked and kept knocking, it's just like they wouldn't leave. And then the one guy went around back and the other just started shoveling," Elliott said.

She called police.

According to the police report, officers found Greene and Teter inside a neighbor’s home, with pillowcases full of valuables.

"And I still didn't believe it was real. It was one of those things you don't think really happens," Elliott said,

"I am just glad they are caught," Thompson said.

Green and Teter are each charged with burglary.

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