SAN MATEO CO. (KRON) — Police are warning residents in San Mateo County of a man who posed as a water department employee and robbed a homeowner on Friday.
Officials say that around 2:35 p.m. a man knocked on the front door of a home in the 500 block of Eight Street in San Mateo County. He said he was a water department employee and asked the homeowner if he could go into the backyard and turn on the garden hose.
The homeowner complied and turned on the garden house for approximately 10 minutes.
The man left the residence in a white van or pick-up truck and drove in an unknown direction.
When the homeowner went upstairs to her room she noticed her closet had been ransacked. Sheriff’s officials say she is missing a pair of diamond cuff links.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.