Elmhurst cops warn of burglary ruse

Daily Herald report
Updated 8/7/2020 3:43 PM

Elmhurst police are warning residents of a burglary ruse involving someone posing as a city employee.

A resident near Hillcrest Avenue and Adams Street told police he answered his door around 1:30 p.m. Monday and spoke to a man posing as a city water department employee. The man asked to come inside and check the water in the resident's faucets. The resident became suspicious and told the man to leave.


It later was determined the man was not a water department employee and may have been part of a burglary attempt.

The suspect is described as a short, heavyset Hispanic man wearing a yellow traffic safety vest and driving a tan Chevrolet Cavalier sedan. He was accompanied by a woman.

Residents are reminded that city employees wear Elmhurst uniforms, have identification cards and drive fully marked city vehicles. The city will call ahead to make an appointment should employees require access to water fixtures inside a home.

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