Police warn of thieves dressed as water works employees

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police are asking people to keep their eyes out. They say would-be thieves are pretending to be city water works employees.

A water works spokesperson says, on more than one occasion, someone pretending to read water meters or do other maintenance has talked their way into a home.

One woman was robbed.  "She let one of them in, because she was trusting," says Water Works Board Member Binnie Myles. "Do not do that. If you're not sure, don't let them in. Let them wait."

Water works officials say their employees will have on a uniform with the insignia, also a photo badge with the employee's name.