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LAKELAND, FL - OCTOBER 03: A police officer takes a photograph of the patrol car of slain Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Williams and his K9 Dioji October 3, 2006 in Lakeland, Florida. Williams and the K9 were shot and killed during a traffic stop September 28, 2006. More than 1,000 police officers from around the country came to pay their respects. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

I wrote about this a few months ago, but this scam is still working in Polk County.

A guy pulls up, offers some kind of home service like tree trimming. Meanwhile while the owner is distracted, an accomplice robs the house.

If you know of elderly residents in the Lakeland area, please warn them so they’re not the next victim.

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