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Torrance burglars posing as utility workers

September 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A warning to residents in the Torrance area: Police say two burglars are posing as utility workers.So far they have hit at least two homes.

The crimes occurred Thursday on the 5600 block of Bartlett Drive and the 5100 block of Paseo de Pablo.

Police say in each case, two men lured residents into the backyard to discuss a problem with their utilities. While one distracted the resident, the other entered the home and took property.

The burglars were reportedly driving a silver Toyota Matrix.

City News Service contributed to this report.