Beware: Crooks Disguised As City Workers On the Prowl in West U
West U police are warning residents about two thieves that are posing as city employees and targeting elderly residents.
According to police, the two men are medium built, light skinned Hispanic men, about 5’7” to 5’9” in height. They wear orange reflective vests and white hard hats, telling residents that are subcontractors investigating a water problem.
They knock of the front door of elderly residents’ homes, and try to talk their way inside the house. Once inside, one of the men districts the resident while the other man walks around the house collecting valuables, such as jewelry.
The men leave in a white truck with the markings of 4×4 on the side fenders. The suspects are known to be in the area between the hours of 3 p.m.-5p.m.
West U police have said that all city workers wear a standard uniform with the city’s logo and name, and residents will receive prior notice if there is any need for work to be done on their property.
If an individual associates himself with the city as a subcontractor, police ask residents to call the police department at 713-668-0330 to confirm.