Woman's Sunset residence burglarized by man posing as city worker

A 75-year-old woman's Sunset residence was burglarized Saturday by a man pretending to be a city worker, police said.

The suspect approached the woman's house in the 1500 block of 23rd Avenue about 4 p.m. and told her he was a city employee and that he was sent to check out a gas leak, police said.

The suspect, who was reportedly in his 40s, ran into the woman's house and then asked the victim for cash for repairing the gas leak.

The woman refused and the suspect ran out of the residence.

When the victim went into her bedroom, she noticed that her wallet, credit cards, ID and other miscellaneous items were missing.

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