Man Claiming To Be From Water Company Reportedly Steals From Elderly Resident

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Published: July 7, 2016 @ 5:32 PM EDT

On Saturday, June 25th, at approximately 11 o’clock in the morning, Roselle Park police officers responded to 100 block of West Colfax Avenue for a report of burglary and theft.

After an investigation, it was determined that on Friday (the previous day), June 24th, at approximately 11 a.m., an unknown male had arrived at the residence of an elderly resident claiming to be from the water company. Once inside the house, the resident reportedly lost sight of the individual who was allegedly checking the water meter. After a few minutes, she observed the male leave the residence in a hurry. She stated that later she discovered her personal belongings missing including jewelry and cash.

This case is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) at (908) 245-2300.