Police: Man posing as water worker stealing from elderly

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – St. Louis County police are searching for a man who is stealing from elderly residents by posing as a water company worker.

Police spokesman Shawn McGuire said Thursday that the man victimized several people earlier this month. He approached elderly women, gaining entry to their homes after telling them he works for a water company.

While inside, the man stole jewelry and other items.

All of the victims told police they were grocery shopping and were approached by the man soon after arriving home.

Police released photos of the suspect and urged anyone with information to call St. Louis County police or CrimeStoppers.