Police warn Bronx residents about robbery suspect posing as DEP worker

A would-be robber got away empty handed after posing as a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) worker in Pelham Parkway. Police say the suspect showed up at a house saying he worked for the DEP and needed to check the home for brown water. After tinkering with the faucets, the suspect asked for $100. The victim did not have any cash and the suspect left empty handed. DEP officials say most water meters are read from outside the house, but inspectors may occasionally need to enter a home. Inspectors will be wearing uniforms and carrying official photo identification and paperwork from the DEP.

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