BALTIMORE - Baltimore City police are warning city residents to be on the lookout for imposters posing as water department employees.
Police said on September 28 three men claiming they needed to check a water meter entered an elderly woman’s home in the 700 block of S. Ellwood Ave. in southeast Baltimore. The woman was not hurt and nothing was taken. Police believe the men may have been casing the home to come back at another time.
Police said the men, described as white men between the ages of 30 and 50 years old, may have followed the woman home from a local grocery store. The men were wearing clothes that could be misinterpreted as a uniform, including one who was wearing hard hat and a reflective vest.
The incident follows a similar string of robberies this summer in which men posed as BGE workers and assaulted and robbed elderly city residents.
Police warn homeowners to ask for identification when utility workers ask to enter the home and to call 911 if something seems suspicious. Department of Public Works are issued identification cards. They also remind homeowners that most Baltimore City water meters are located in the front of the house.
Anyone with information please contact the Southeast District Detective Unit at (410)396-2429
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