With the rain, thieves will come, according to Boston police.
The department today issued a community advisory after an elderly Allston couple lost thousands of dollars to a man posing as an inspector from the "Water Disaster Department.''
Police said the man told the couple on Saturday he needed to inspect their basement because a neighboring home had been flooded. Once in the basement, the man told the couple he needed to check something upstairs and told them to remain downstairs.
The couple returned upstairs about 15 minutes later, but could not find the man.
The next day, the couple discovered $7,500 had been stolen from a safe and hundreds more had been stolen from other places in their home.
"Residents are asked to be highly suspicious or wary of any individual or individuals wishing to gain entry inside your home,'' police said in the advisory. "If a person, especially one claiming to be an employee of the Water Disaster Department or Department of Water & Sewer knocks on your door and requests entry, you are asked to call police immediately. ''
Anyone with information this incident, or others, is asked to call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
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