Three unknown people, claiming to be water company employees, burglarized a Middletown Township residence recently, according to Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks.
On Aug. 6 at about 3 p.m., two men knocked on the door of a home on the 100 block of S. Pennell Road, claimed to be with the water company and asked to check the homeowner's lines for muddy water build up, according to State Police.
One of the men went with the 80-year-old homeowner to the basement where he made the man bang on the pipes to make noise, according to State Police. A second man then entered the house and asked the 83-year-old homeowner to turn on the faucet in the kitchen.
The second man then called his "boss" and the 83-year-old became suspicious and went to the basement and the second man followed her and they asked her to also bang on the pipes, according to State Police.
While all four people were in the basement, a third unknown person entered the house, went to the bedroom and stole jewelry and attempted to get in to a floor-mounted safe, according to State Police.
The homeowners grew more suspicious and the men fled the scene saying they had to leave, according to State Police.
One of the men was described to be in his early 30s, white, and heavy set and the second man was also said to be in his early 30s, white with a medium build, according to State Police. There was no description of the third person.