Two men are wanted for stealing cash and jewelry from a La Jolla homeowner who had allowed the men to enter the home because they identified themselves as water department workers who needed to do a test, San Diego police said.
The men were recorded on surveillance camera on the property of the victim in La Jolla on August 9 at 3:30 p.m.
The men said they were from the "water department" and were there to conduct a water test, the homeowner told police.
The victim let the man enter the home and once inside, the suspects took turns going into different rooms, police said.
The victim told police cash and jewelry were stolen from the home.
The men were described as 30 to 40 years old. One was described as 5-feet, 6-inches tall and 160 pounds and the other was described as 6-feet tall and 210 pounds, police said.
San Diego police are looking to question the men regarding the August 9th incident and a second, similar incident in Bird Rock on August 1.
City of San Diego Public Utilities Department workers will never go into a residence without first making an appointment, police said. They also will drive a vehicle marked with the City of San Diego logo.
If someone identifies themselves as a water department employee, a homeowner can call (619) 515-3525 to verify.