Thursday, September 26, 2013

Suspect Posing as a Water Company Employee and Targeting the Elderly

Yesterday afternoon, the Overland Park Police Department took two separate reports from residents who stated a white male subject came to their door posing as an employee of the water company. The subject asked to come inside the residence in order to check the pipes in their back yard.

Once he got in the back yard, he started taking measurements and asked for help from the victim. He then states he has to go back outside get some more equipment from his vehicle . While the victim is still in the back yard, he steals items from inside the house and quickly leaves.

 The suspect was described as a white male approximately 6 feet tall and 170lbs, with brown hair, dark blue ball cap, plaid shirt with a black undershirt, gold necklace, blue jeans and black work shoes.

 The Overland Park Police Department is advising residents to ask for proper identification before letting someone inside their homes to do any kind of repair or utility work. If in doubt, residents, especially the elderly, are encouraged to contact the utility company or the police department to assist.

 Anyone with information on this person’s identity is asked to contact the Overland Park Police at 913-344-8750.