Phoenix police warning residents of new burglary scam

Posted at 12:04 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 23:46:34-04

Phoenix police are warning residents of a new burglary scam targeting elderly homeowners across the Valley.

According to police, the suspects pose as employees of utility companies and tell homeowners they are performing an inspection. 

One of the suspects will lure the homeowner to the back of the house, while the other suspect takes items from the home.


The incidents happened on May 22 and 23 in the area of 41st Avenue and Thunderbird Road, 22nd and Glendale avenues, and 39th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

The suspects have been seen driving a white SUV. 

If you have any information about this incident, call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

SRP has several tips regarding scams on their website. If you are suspicious of any interaction with someone claiming to be from SRP, call 602-236-8888.

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