BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police in Branford are warning residents about possible criminals who are posing as utility workers and trying to enter homes.
Police said the individuals are claiming to be "water company" or similar public utility workers and telling residents they need to "check the water for contaminates" due to a car accident in the area.
Police are telling residents to keep the following in mind:
- Utility workers will always have proper identification including their picture and utility company name.
- In most cases, all public utilities have the ability to make any checks for proper service at points outside of the home.
- Call the worker's utility company using the directory assisted listed phone number to confirm the workers identity and work order.
- If you are elderly or home alone, have the worker schedule an appointment for another time when you can be accompanied by another person.
Additionally, police said to call 911 to report any suspicious activity or people trying to enter area homes.
On Wednesday, police responded to the area of Cedar St. and North Ivy St. after a local resident and two Branford Works employees saw three suspicious men moving through yards.
Police described the suspicious persons as white males, one wearing a uniform and carrying a portable radio. They were seen driving a smaller, tan Nissan Ultima with front end damage and New York plates.
Anyone with information is asked to call Branford Police at 203-481-4241.
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