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City of Galveston
News Release
Monday, August 22, 2011

Community Crime Alert: Thief Posing as City Utility Worker
Galveston Officials Warn Residents; Encourage Citizens to Report Tips 

Galveston, Texas – The City of Galveston is warning residents that a thief, posing as a city utility worker, has been active in Island neighborhoods.  Yesterday, a man entered a home claiming to be working on a water pipe and stole a purse.  City officials are alerting the public to be wary of anyone who approaches them to gain access to their house.  Do not let a stranger into your home! 

The following check list can help property owners discern frauds from official city workers:

  • City of Galveston workers do not enter private residences.
  • City of Galveston workers carry official identification.
  • City of Galveston workers wear official uniforms.
  • City of Galveston workers travel in marked, city vehicles.
  • City utility work can be verified by calling the Public Works Department, 409-797-3630.

The suspect in Sunday’s theft was described as a very thin, black male between 30-40 years of age, wearing unknown color ball cap and unknown color work clothes.  The Galveston Police Department is encouraging anyone with information to come forward.  Please contact Galveston Police Detective Dion Watson by calling 409-765-3771

This crime is similar to other incidents that occurred in late 2010 involving a man impersonating electric company workers.

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