Scammers Strike in La Jolla Burglary Series

Two suspects claimed to be city water employees to gain access into homes

By Sarah Grieco
|  Tuesday, May 22, 2012  |  Updated 4:35 PM PDT
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Two burglaries that may be related to a recent scamming string occurred in La Jolla on Tuesday, according to San Diego police.

Two men were seen on the 7200 block of Fay Avenue just after 12:30 p.m. claiming to be with the city's water department to gain access into a nearby home. The suspects were wearing dark clothing. One man was in his 40s and the other was in his 30s.

Later in the day around 2:30 p.m., a man imitated a city water department employee on the 8400 block of Prestwick Drive.There is no word if the man was able to steal anything.

Earlier this month, a team of burglars imitated utility workers in order to gain access to homes in Clairemont and Mira Mesa.

Police are asking anyone with information on this suspicious activity to contact police at 619-531-2000.
 

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