NYPD hunts for burglars who pose as city workers

February 15, 2011 3:39:22 AM PST
The NYPD is after several burglars who have robbed five homes in the past two months while posing as city employees.

Police released a sketch of one of the suspects.

Investigators say the thieves target elderly residents and gain access by claiming to work for the water department.

Once inside, they steal property and take off on foot.

The first incident happened on December 19, and the most recent on February 7.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.