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Police Issue About Man Posing As Water Department Employee In Santa Barbara To Gain Access To Homes

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 11:26am

A man possibly staking out home for burglaries may be posing a municipal employee in one South Coast community.

Santa Barbara Police say a man claiming to be a City of Santa Barbara Water Department employee has been targeting homes of elderly, mostly Spanish speaking residents, telling people he needed to check their water quality, and asking to look around their homes.

But, city officials say they have no such program underway.  Police are warning people not to fall for the scam, and they say the man could be scouting homes for potential burglaries.

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