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Centerville police warn about couple using door-to-door survey ruse in attempted thefts

Man looks for items to steal during woman's phony survey
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Posted at 1:56 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 15:56:35-04

CENTERVILLE, Utah — Centerville police are warning residents about a man and a woman who are using a door-to-door survey ruse in an attempt to steal items.

According to a Facebook post, the attempted thefts happened Monday May 11 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The two arrived at a residence in a red Jeep.

The female knocked on the door and distracted the homeowner by posing as a University of Utah student asking if the homeowner would take a survey.

During this time, the male subject went into an open garage and also into an unlocked vehicle looking for items to steal.

They went to another house Tuesday doing the same thing.

The man and woman were both wearing face masks, but several images from a security camera give a pretty clear look at them and the vehicle.

If you recognize them, you're asked to call the Centerville Police Department at 801-292-8441.

Residents are also being reminded to keep garage doors and vehicles locked.