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PD: Man pretended he was from water authority in burglary attempt

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Joe Mcgil (North Haven Police) Joe Mcgil (North Haven Police)

North Haven police arrested a man who they said lied about working at the South Central Connecticut Water Authority in a burglary attempt. 

Police said 49-year-old Joe Mcgil went to a home on Primrose Street at about 4 p.m. on Thursday claiming to work for the water authority.

He convinced the homeowner to accompany him to the basement while he checked the water pipes.

While he did that, two other people entered the home, however a nearby landscaper spotted a suspicious vehicle outside the home and confronted the suspects.

The two people fled, and police responded.

Connecticut State Police found the vehicle traveling on I-91. Police took the driver, Mcgil, into custody. The two other suspects were not immediately located.

Mcgil, of Pennsylvania, was charged with second-degree burglary, conspiracy, aiding and abetting, possession of narcotics, and failure to keep drugs in a proper container.

He was held on a $50,000 bond.

Anyone who witnesses similar suspicious activity is asked to contact the North Haven Police Department at 203-239-1616.

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