Updated: Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013, 11:11 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013, 11:07 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A water company is warning people after four men who posed as workers forced there way into an elderly couple's home. Police say they stole thousands of dollars from that couple.
"No really, I don't want to. No more," said the woman.
While they don't want to go on camera, they did want their story to get out so others won't fall victim. A nice couple in their 80's let four men who claimed they were from the water company into their home to check the pressure but when the couple asked to see ID the men forced their way into the basement and upstairs and ran off with $10,000 in cash.
"It's preposterous. You are taking advantage of elderly folks," said Luis Amaro a neighbor.
They had $10,000 taken from them by the bogus water company theives and the couple told News 8 they had the money so they could go to city hall and pay their taxes. They hope the police catch these four men.
The couple in Hartford are not alone. Police in Middletown say on Sunday the same scenario happened. The alleged con artists got away with $5,000 and another home was also hit in Meriden.
In November, 2 men tried to force their way into 2 different homes in West Hartford. News 8 talked to one of the victims, Leona, who said she fought back after the men wouldn't show her ID.
"He really tried to pull the door open on you," asked News 8's Bob Wilson.
"Oh yeah! I pulled it back and I put my body against it and said no you are not coming in, get out of here and then I was really starting to get mad because he insisted on coming in," said Leona Coladonato.