A Kansas City man told police he was robbed at gunpoint Friday by two men who claimed they worked for Kansas City Water Services.
The victim told officers he was asleep when two men wearing orange vests knocked on his door about 7:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of Minnie Street in the Northeast area.
The men said they worked for Water Services. Once inside, they turned on a faucet and checked the refrigerator before pulling handguns and stealing the resident’s wallet.
They left driving east on Lexington Avenue in a white pickup.
Improvement work being done to the city’s water and sewer pipes often involves work on private property. Kansas City Water Services workers always carry and must present their identification badges, said Brooke Givens, a department spokeswoman.
Depending on the type of work being done, workers will wear either neon orange or neon yellow shirts with reflectors and the Kansas City Water Services logo. Also, city water trucks have a Kansas City Water Services or city logo and a city license plate.
Customers should call 816-513-1313 or 311 to verify work before allowing a worker inside a residence, Givens said.