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Police still searching for fake utility workers

By Melissa Correa - bio | email
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - The search continues for two imposters pretending to be Chesterfield County Workers.

The pair talked their way into a woman's house on West Hundred Road and as one of them distracted her, the other cleaned her out.

They stepped up to a house, claimed to be county workers, and then robbed the victim. Police reports indicate, around 3 pm the duo knocked on the door

They told the woman who answered they were contracted by utilities to get a water sample from her kitchen faucet. 

Roy Covington works for the utilities department. He says they do not hire contractors that do this type of work.

Unless there's a water emergency, a utilities worker will never show up to your house uninvited or unannounced.  They will always be in a marked car and a county uniform.

The pair didn't have any of that.  They stole valuables including a small safe. Police are investigating--hoping no one else gets duped.

Police say if anyone comes to your door and you feel uncomfortable, keep them outside as you call police or the county department they claim to be with. 

If you've seen suspicious activity in your neighborhood you can call police or the Chesterfield Utilities Department at 748-1310.

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