East Bay Municipal Utility District Truck Stolen, Suspect Could be Pretending to Be MUD Employee

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    NBC Bay Area
    An East Bay Municipal District truck is seen in this file image.

    East Bay residents were on the lookout for suspects posing as water department workers after an official truck was stolen from the East Bay Municipal Utility District last week, the district announced.

    Police reported the truck was found on Sunday, but an East Bay MUD badge, hard hat, safety vest, tools, and other accessories that were inside the truck when it was stolen were still missing.

    EBMUD said that utility workers making repairs to water lines do not normally ask to enter homes, but might knock on doors to notify residents of temporary water outages.

    Residents should ask to see workers' identification and ask the purpose of their visit.

    Anyone who sees suspicious activity should call 911.


    Bay City News contributed to this report.