Wash Park residents on alert for men posing as security workers

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Denver police confirmed they've received calls about two incidents at two different homes in the Washington Park neighborhood regarding men posing as security workers. (Photo: KDVR)

DENVER – Residents who live in Denver’s Washington Park community were on alert Sunday after hearing reports of two men posing as representatives of a security monitoring service going door-to-door to access people’s homes.

The incident, which neighbors told FOX31 Denver happened Saturday, involved two men wearing badges and asking homeowners to allow them inside to access a security panel.

“I did call the police and file a report,” said one woman, who declined to give her name. 

The two men haven’t been accused of committing a crime, but neighbors said they suspect they may have been in the area to research potential theft locations.

“You can’t be stupid about it…you’ve just got to watch what you’re doing,” said Tom McClure, a longtime resident who described the community on Clarkson Street as both safe and family-friendly.

Neighbors have also been warning each other through social media about recent break-ins and graffiti in the area. 

Victims of previous crimes told FOX31 Denver they’ve increased their vigilance in recent months because of the increase in thefts.