Elderly woman victim of distraction burglary

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA (WPMT)  A Middlesex Township elderly woman is the victim of a distraction burglary.  Township police say it happened today when a Hispanic male about 5’8″ to 5’11” tall appeared at the victim’s home.  At the time she was at home alone.

The male stated that he was from the water authority and asked to enter her home to check the water. He said there was a problem with the water due to a pipe burst. The victim let him in and once inside he took some cash while she was not looking. The victim was unable to recall much of the incident and was only able to provide a very vague description of the suspect.

Anyone who also may had contact with the fake water authority man is asked to call (717) 249-7191. The man is not associated with the Township Water Authority or any nearby construction/utility projects.  Do not let him into your home and call police immediately if he comes to your residence.