NYPD: ‘Water Department’ Burglars Strike Again


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The New York City Police Department is investigating a burglary in Manhattan that investigators believe is connected to others in the Bronx.

Three men are wanted in connection with six burglaries. In most cases, the suspects have posed as water department workers to gain access to the homes.

In the most recent incident, one of the men got an 80-year-old woman to let him into her Barrow Street home by pretending to be a plumber. Once inside, investigators say he distracted her, while the two others stole jewelry.

Investigators believe the three men are responsible for five similar crimes in the Bronx since late December.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

(Source: NY1)