Stratford Police are asking residents for video surveillance after three men posed as water company employees using fake identification to gain access to a home in order to commit a burglary.
The incident took place around 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, on Broadbridge Avenue, in Stratford, when an unidentified man posing as a water company employee used fake identification to gain access to the home stating he needed to check the water in the residence, said Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti.
The homeowner escorted the suspect into the basement at which time two unidentified suspects entered the home and committed the burglary, Eannotti said.
The suspects fled the scene toward Winter Street prior to police arrival.
The first suspect is described as being a white mal, 5-foot-10, wearing a white button down shirt with blue stripes and a gray hat with a red logo.
The second man is described as being a white man of average height with brown hair and a stocky build. And, the third suspect is described as being a white mal, 5-foot-11, wearing a white shirt with brown curly hair.
"Homeowners are reminded to not let strangers into their homes and if someone unexpectedly shows up claiming to be from a utility company or other agency to call the agency in question for verification," said Eannotti. "If there is any doubt do not let the person into your home and call the police for assistance.:
Investigators are asking that anyone who resides in the area on Broadbridge Avenue and Winter Street who may have surveillance video to contact the Stratford Police at 203-385-4143 or 4119.
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