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scam alert

The Davenport Police Department is warning citizens of a scam where three individuals pose as water utility company employees to gain access to one's home.

The scam starts with one individual making contact with a homeowner or resident, telling them that there are problems with the main water line in the residence, and that they have to inspect it from the inside of the home.

The scammer then walks the resident to the basement or a portion of the home far away from the door. While away from the door and with the homeowner-occupied, one to two more individuals enter the home and burglarize the property.

The suspects have been described as three male Hispanics driving a dark or gray pickup truck. These individuals have worn safety vests to make their appearance seem legitimate and may be carrying other credentials.

Anyone approached by someone matching this description and requesting to gain entry to one's home should not be allowed inside. Call your water company provider to determine if a service call has been generated for your address before letting anyone into your home.

If anyone has any information as to the identities of these individuals, please contact the Davenport Police Department. To report suspicious behavior, please call 9-1-1.