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Police warn of water company impersonator

December 19, 2008 9:14:29 PM PST
Police in Absecon and surrounding communities are warning residents of a man posing as a water company employee. One man who did just that scammed his way into the home of an elderly woman on East Lee Avenue in Absecon at 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.

He managed to get the woman, believed to be in her 90's, to go down to the basement with him to look at pipes and while the two were down there, another man came into the house and ransacked several rooms.

When he was finished, both men left quickly and took off in what witnesses in the area say was a dark colored Jeep Cherokee.

The elderly woman was not injured in the home invasion; police do not yet know what was taken.

Police believe the two men may have been communicating with cell phones using wireless earpieces.

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