A man posing as a city worker was able to distract two Burbank residents in their backyard while an accomplice burglarized their home of more than $3,000 in cash and jewelry, police said.
The man arrived at the house in the 600 block of Harvard Road at about 5 p.m. Thursday wearing a dark green uniform with a two-way radio on his left shoulder, police said, and asked the 51-year-old woman who answered the door for access to the backyard.
The man said he worked for the city and was there to trim the trees before asking if anyone else was home, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. The woman’s 82-year-old grandmother was also home, so the man said he needed to explain to both of them about the need to trim the trees in the backyard.