Bolton Investigations Inc.


August, 2019 

Law enforcement agencies are sounding the alarm over a growing trend: Chilean crime syndicates taking advantage of visa waivers for "burglary tourism." Authorities believe the sophisticated operations are responsible for "hundreds and hundreds" of heists across the U.S., resulting in losses totaling millions of dollars. The crews’ signature identifiers include fake passports and phony identification cards. They use rental cars, sometimes masked with paper license plates. After entering the rear of homes crews scour master bedrooms for jewelry, money, guns and safes. Homes with parks, trails or undeveloped land behind them are prime targets, police said.