Md. Police: Man pretends to be water company employee, burglarizes home

LINTHICUM, Md. (WUSA9) -- Anne Arundel County Police Department is searching for a man who pretended to be an employee for a local water company and then burglarized a home in Linthicum Friday morning.

Police said they responded to a home located in the 200 block of Hammonds Ferry Road.

According to the victim, a man, who claimed to be an employee for a local water company said he had to investigate a water leak. According to authorities, the man went into the victim's home and checked several areas in the house.

The victim said after he left she noticed items were missing from her home, according to authorities.

According to police, another individual may have went into the home as well while the victim was distracted.

The suspect wanted is being described as a Hispanic man. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 220 pounds. He was wearing a blue basketball style hat, blue shirt and tan pants at the time of the burglary.

Police said this is the second time in the past week something like this has happened. It may be the same suspect, police said.

All county citizens and residence should know that if a subject 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 this person's presence causes you to be suspicious or uncomfortable dial 911 and ask for an officer to respond.

If anyone has any information related to this burglary, please contact the Northern District Detective Unit at 410-222-6135 or Metro Crime Stoppers.


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