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Monday, November 17, 2008

SFPD Catches "Water Department Scammers"

Posted By on Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 2:08 PM

The San Francisco Police have arrested three suspects who have been posing as Water Department Personal to gain access to private homes. Once inside the home, one of the suspects would distract the resident while another searched the home for valuables.

The three men are suspected of carrying out 15 such robberies over the past two months, mostly targeting Chinese households.

A woman who just seen a warning about he scammers on Chinese Television, called police from her 17th Avenue home Friday to report that three suspicious men knocked on her door and claimed to be Water Department employees who needed to get inside her house.

Police conducted a search of the area and found the suspects at Geary and 23rd Avenue. The three men, Ricky Guy, Frank John, and Michael Ulrich, are all from Los Angeles. --John Geluardi

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