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Burglars Impersonating City Workers in Diamond Bar and Walnut

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A group of three men are allegedly impersonating city workers in order to burglarize homes in the Diamond Bar and Walnut areas, reports City News Service.

Two of the robberies took place on Wednesday. The first involved all three men, who knocked on the door of an 83-year-old man on the 600 block of Junewood Place claiming to be subcontractors. While one distracted the man, the other two attempted to get into the house through the garage, but were stopped by the mans grown sons.

The second incident took place later that day, when three men employed the same tactic of distracting a 70-year-old man in Walnut while two others ransacked his home. In that case, watches and jewelry were stolen.

The third incident involved a 73-year-old woman, who was told by a man who knocked at her door that her water was contaminated. He asked her to watch the tap water until it changed colors, then when he left her home she realized that he had stolen jewelry from her bedroom.

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Police believe that the suspects are driving a white For Escape or similar SUV.