The Scotia Police Department is investigating the theft of jewelry and money from an elderly person that occurred December 1st at about 1 p.m. at a Cuthbert Street residence.? The victim reported that a Hispanic male came to the house and said there was work being done on the water main down the street and that he needed to check the water pressure inside.? Upon being let in, the suspect said he needed to see the water meter in the basement.? While in the basement together, the suspect told the victim to watch the meter while he went upstairs.? The suspect returned a few minutes later and told the victim that he was leaving.? The resident did not see where the subject went after leaving the house.? The next morning, the resident noticed that jewelry and money were missing.

The suspect is described as having dark hair, approximately 5?8? tall, soft spoken with a slight accent, and wearing dark clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 518-374-3110.

Most legitimate utility workers will have a combination of photo identification and identifying clothing and vehicles.? If you are suspicious or unsure, do not allow them in.? Instead, call the police to have them checked out.