Burglars posed as water company maintenance

Posted at 7:24 AM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 09:24:51-04

Two burglars apparently posed as a maintenance crew for a water company to get access to a Littleton home where they stole jewelry and cash.

According to Littleton Police, the two Hispanic males told the homeowner they were searching for a possible water main break. Once inside, the men turned on the water in the kitchen and then led the victim into the backyard.

The suspects spent about 15-30 minutes in the home. After they departed, police say the victim realized money and jewelry were missing.

"The investigation revealed that the suspects, under the guise of checking for the water main break, kept the victim distracted in the backyard, while a third suspect entered the residence and stole the items," said   "The victim said that she observed a third person in the passenger seat of the van when she originally answered the door."

Littleton Police remind residents that legitimate service people will generally drive marked vehicles, display identification and wear appropriate uniforms.

"When in doubt, do not let them into your home," police wrote. "As always, the police department encourages citizens to call the police. We are always happy to come out and verify the identity of anyone trying to gain access to your home and yard."