The Newington Police Department is warning residents to make sure any workers who come to their homes have proper identification after two men tried to burglarize a residence Tuesday afternoon.
The witnesses told police that two men, who claimed to be working for the water company, pushed their way into a home on Willard Avenue just after 1 p.m. The men told the homeowners, who were senior citizens, that they needed to test the house's water.
One of the men removed a cordless phone to keep one of the homeowners from calling 911.
Police did not say if anything was taken from the home. The suspects fled the residence in a dark gray or dark green work van, police said.
No one was hurt during the burglary.
Police said that Metropolitan District Commission has been contacted about the incident and the MDC is urging residents to be alert about possible imposters.
According to the MDC, all field employees wear clothing and drive vehicles clearly marked with the MDC logo. MDC employees must provide homeowners with proper credentials before entering a residence.
If a homeowner does not feel comfortable allowing an employee into their home, they are urged to call the MDC 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 860-278-7850 ext 3600.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Newington Police Department at 860-666-8445.
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