Garland police are warning residents to be on the alert after several suspects reportedly burglarized a woman’s home after convincing her that her water might be contaminated with COVID-19.
Having been fooled, the woman allowed the suspects into her home to check the water, police said in a Facebook post Wednesday. While she was distracted by the alleged inspection, suspects went through her belongings and pocketed jewelry.
“These suspects are using manipulating tactics to take advantage of innocent people,” the post read. “Don’t let these criminals fool you!”
Police advise the public not to allow anyone in who has not scheduled a visit, noting that all utility and city employees have distinct uniforms, badges and vehicles.
Anyone with information about the suspects or incidents is asked to contact Garland police at 972-485-4840.