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Men Posing as Town Employees Rob Couple

Two men posing as water department employees robbed a couple on Route 140.

On Thursday, at about 4 p.m. a resident living on Route 140 (near I-290) in Shrewsbury was scammed and as a result cash and jewelry were stolen.

Police said the elderly resident was approached at her home by two men at the door who identified themselves as water department employees.

The two men entered the home and talked very fast trying to confuse the victims and keep them distracted. As a result one of the men went through the house and searched for valuables. The men then left after the victims began questioning their motives.

Police are searching for:

1.) A white man, late 30’s early 40’s, 5-foot, 10-inches, brown hair, wearing jeans, blue short-sleeve shirt and a dark blue baseball hat with a white Boston Red Sox B.

2.) A white man, late 40’s early 50’s, 5-foot to5-foot, 2-inches tall, white hair, stocky build, glasses and wearing a white shirt with khaki pants. Also wearing a dark blue baseball hat with a white Boston Red Sox B. He was wearing winter gloves.

Also it was reported that both men used either portable radios or phones and spoke a “foreign language.”

The men then fled in dark blue sedan, unknown make or model. A similar scam was reported in Needham, Massachusetts recently.

Shrewsbury Police are advising that town employees typically drive “marked” town vehicles, shirts that have a Shrewsbury town logo and will present an I.D. if asked.

Please do not hesitate to call the Shrewsbury Police if anybody suspicious is at your door. Investigating this crime is Detective Michael McGinnis, 508-841-8436.

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