One method used by these criminals to invade homes is called the Utility Imposter Scam. The suspects will pretend to be employees of the water department, power company, cable TV company, or a home improvement repairman. They will use a multitude of excuses to enter the home, such as; we need to inspect your water pipes, or we need to replace your water meter, or even a request to use the bathroom. One suspect will attempt to divert the homeowner downstairs to the basement or outside to examine needed repairs. During the diversion, a second suspect will enter the home to steal cash and jewelry. The imposter burglars may come equipped with all the tools of the trade, wearing hardhats, traffic vests, carrying walkie-talkies, etc.