ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) — Police in Ellisville are warning residents to not automatically trust a stranger in uniform after a bold home invasion that left an 86-year-old woman taped to her stove.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Kensington Way on Saturday shortly before 4:00 p.m.

Police say the homeowner answered a knock at her door to find a man wearing the uniform of a popular package delivery service. But once the door was open the man pushed his way past the 86-year-old woman, forced her into the kitchen, and taped her hands to the stove.

The man then started going through the woman’s home, packing cash, jewelry, silverware and other valuables into a box.

According to a report the woman talked with the man throughout the robbery, telling him that his mother wouldn’t be happy with what he was doing.

He replied that he needed to help his son, who is ill.

The man reportedly even kissed the woman’s cheek before leaving the home.

The woman chewed her way free and contacted police. She was unhurt.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 30s with medium skin tone. He’s about 6-feet-2 with a medium build and had a mustache.

Police said he was wearing a two-tone brown jacket with a UPS emblem and safety pins holding the jacket closed.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Ellisville Police Department at 636-227-7777.


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