Sugar Land police searching for fake work crew who robbed from homeowner

Sugar Land police say the female suspect was petite and possibly white.

January 17, 2014 8:56:39 AM PST
Authorities have released a sketch of a fake worker who robbed a Sugar Land resident after gaining access to her home.

The incident happened in the 800 block of Bel Mar on January 8 at 3pm.

Sugar Land police say the fake work crew entered the 76-year-old woman's house by posing as a waterline repair crew. Authorities say a man knocked on her door and said he was part of a work crew that damaged a water line.

The man then asked a woman waiting in a bright blue passenger vehicle to talk to the homeowner. The woman repeated the man's story and told the homeowner that she needed to enter the house and check the kitchen sink for contamination.

The two women went to the kitchen and turned on the sink. That is when police say the man then walked toward the back of the house and was not seen again. The two women remained in the kitchen area for about 20 minutes.

The next day, the homeowner discovered some jewelry in her bedroom was missing, and cash inside her safe was gone.

The male is described as having olive skin, brown hair and brown eyes. The female suspect was petite and possibly white. She was wearing a head covering and sunglasses, aqua-colored clothing and blue gloves. An investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

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