Fake meter reader burglarizes Milford home

A man pretending to be inspecting meters, working with two other men, burglarized a Milford home Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

The Milford Police Department Detective Unit is investigating what they call a “residential distraction burglary,” which took place Wednesday at a Wheelers Farms Road address. Police said that at about 2:30 p.m. a white SUV, possibly a minivan, pulled into the driveway of the home and made contact with the homeowner, stating he was there to check the meters and he needed to enter the home.

Once inside, the man took the homeowner into the basement and then to the upper level of the home while two other men entered the home without the homeowner’s knowledge.

After checking the meters and other areas of the home with the man the homeowner noticed the other men in the home. The men then left the home together, at which point the homeowner noticed cash, jewelry and other items of value had been taken.

The first man is described as white, approximately 5’7”, with shorter dark hair, possibly wearing glasses and a darker sweatshirt jacket. The man had an ID badge around his neck, but the homeowner did not ask to see it.

The other two men are described as white, possibly Hispanic, approximately 5’9 with dark hair. Milford police are reminding homeowners to never let strangers into their home without verifying with the company that the person is supposed to be there.”And always call 911 if you feel pressured into opening your door,” police said.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 203-878-6551 or Detective Dancy at 203-783-4798, email tdancy@ci.milford.ct.us or visit milfordpd.org and click “Crime Tips.” Reference Case: 7192-15.