San Francisco Police are alerting residents of the Richmond and Taraval districts to a burglar posing as a Water Department employee in order to gain access to a residence. The suspect, who is dressed in a gray shirt with some type of ID card attached, states that he needs to check water pressure. Once he gains access he steals cash and jewelry. Victims have usually been elderly.
The suspect is described as in his 30s or 40s, 5’ 8” with a heavy build, brown hair and eyes. He is Hispanic appearing and speaks with an accent.
A composite sketch of the suspect is available in the Public Affairs Office or on the SFPD’s Web site, sfgov.org/police.
For more information, please contact:
Inspector Lou Bronfeld
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103