Two thefts of prescription drugs may be related, according to Bismarck Police.
In two separate cases, a woman knocked on residents' doors asking to use the bathroom. After the woman left, the victims found their bottles of prescription pills were missing.
The first instance occurred at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 on the 400 block of North 16th Street. The victim, a 54-year-old Bismarck man, reported a silver SUV pulled into his driveway and the woman asked to use his bathroom. After doing so, the woman reportedly engaged the man in conversation while she lingered around the kitchen table, where the man had his pill bottle. Prior to that, she had told another resident she had a low tire and asked to use an air pump.
The second case happened at 3:30 pm. Dec. 12 on the 700 block of East Central Avenue. The victim reported a female came to her door stating her silver car had a flat tire and she really needed to use the bathroom.
The first victim described the woman as white, 35 to 45 years old, with dirty blonde curly hair. He said she was about 5 feet to 5 feet, 2 inches tall, small build, wearing dark dress pants and a dress shirt.
The second victim described the woman who approached her as white, in her 50s, about 5 feet 7 inches, with sandy brown hair and glasses. She is described as looking “slightly disheveled.”
Both cases remain under investigation. If you have information about either case, call the Bismarck Police Department at 223-1212. To report information anonymously, call Bismarck Area Crime Stoppers at 224-TIPS, (224-8477).
Police warn against letting strangers into your home and ask that, if this person shows up at your home, try to get a license number and call law enforcement immediately.