Man Burglarizes Home Under Guise of Water Company Employee

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Police are warning residents about a man who burglarized a home in Anne Arundel County under the guise of a water company employee.

Anne Arundel County Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum just before 11 a.m. Saturday and spoke with a woman who told police she was approached by a Hispanic male.

The man told the woman that he worked for a local water company and he was investigating a water leak, according to police. The man then followed the resident into the house and checked several areas.

After a few minutes, the man left and the woman realized she was missing some things from her home.

Police say there may have been another person involved who entered the home while the resident was distracted, but was not seen. Officers searched the area but did not find the suspect.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-8 Hispanic male weighing about 220 pounds wearing a blue baseball-style hat, blue shirt and tan pants.

This is the second incident in the last week with similar circumstances and suspect information.

Police say all county citizens and residence should know that if someone arrives at their home claiming to be an Anne Arundel County employee, they should be able to provide identification. If the visit is not prearranged or is unscheduled, don’t hesitate to contact the county agency that the county employee reports to be from.

If their presence causes you to be suspicious or uncomfortable, dial 911 and ask for an officer to respond.

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