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Waynesboro police caution residents of home invasion scam

July 02, 2010

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Police Department is warning residents about an attempted home invasion scam that occurred Wednesday.

Police said in a news release that officers were called to a West Main Street home to investigate an attempted home invasion. The residents told police that a Hispanic male said he was working in the area, a water line had broken and that he needed to check the residents' pipes, according to the news release.

Another Hispanic male also entered the house, causing the residents to be suspicious, police said. She picked up a phone and both males ran from the home, police said.

Police said in the news release this was an attempt to get into the home and distract the homeowner.

Residents are reminded that all Borough of Waynesboro employees carry identification and wear bright shirts. If anyone sees something suspicious, they should ask for ID or call the borough office at 717-762-2101 or Waynesboro police at 717-762-2131.

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