WATERTOWN — Police officers responded to the neighborhood of Westgate Road for the report of suspicious persons at 12:51 p.m. on July 26.
Two males arrived at a home posing as utility workers saying that they were from the power company, showing a round black and gold badge.
The males advised the occupants that they needed to show the occupants how to turn on the power at the house.
The males entered the residence and spoke to the occupants about their low water pressure. The males tried to separate themselves from the occupants at which time an occupant took out their phone to call the police and the males saw the occupant with the phone, at which time they left immediately.
The males in this instance were identified as a white male, 40s, with a beard and a surgical mask, and a white Hispanic male in his 40s with a surgical mask. The males were driving a new white pickup truck with a white cover on the bed.
Police advise that residents do not let anyone in their homes that cannot be verified. These parties can be very convincing.
The police departments wants everyone to warn elderly people or friends and family not on social media of these types of incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Watertown Police Department at 860-945-5200 or email Tips@watertownctpd.org.
The public can call Crime Stoppers for an anonymous cash reward at 860-945-9940.