Police: Men rob elderly couple by posing as water department workers

By Alana Cerrone


Warwick Police are asking for the public’s help after an elderly couple was robbed by three men Thursday evening.

Police say three men posing as water department workers knocked on the door of a home in the 700 block of Centerville Road around 5:30. When the elderly couple answered the door, the men coaxed their way into the home and said they needed to inspect the water faucets.

Once inside, one of the men grabbed the woman’s purse out of her hands and the suspects ran off.

The couple was not injured, but couldn’t get a good description of the men.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area around 5:30 to contact them at 401-468-4200.

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