Police Investigating Fake Water Company Employee Robberies

Police are investigating whether there is a connection between robberies in which thieves pretended to be water company employees.

Meriden Police say on Saturday, two men claiming to be water company employees told elderly homeowners on Sunbright Dr. North that there was a problem with the water in the house.  The homeowners let the men in.  One of the men went into the basement and distracted the residents, while the other man broke into a cabinet, and stole 5-thousand dollars.

One of the suspects is described as a white male in his fifties with a chubby build and about 5’9” with a New York accent. The second suspect is described as a white male in his forties with a heavy build, about six feet tall, with a possible Spanish accent.

This is the second similar incident in that part of Meriden in the last few months.

Ten thousand dollars was stolen from a home in Hartford recently, by two men pretending to work for a regional water authority.

Back in October, two men used the same ruse to get into the home of two elderly people in Newington.

If someone comes to your home claiming to be a water company employee, you should demand to see identification before letting them into the house.  You can call the Metropolitan District Commission or the local water company to find out if they are real employees.

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