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Oshkosh police: Man 'checks basement', robs three homes

File photo of Oshkosh police patch. (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- The Oshkosh Police Department says three homes were robbed over the past two months.

Officials say a man claiming to be an employee of the Water Department or another city department asked to enter the home to check something in the basement.

Elderly singles were the victims of all three of the robberies and all three reported money missing after the man left, police say.

The robberies took place between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Police say people should look for proper representation or identification before letting others into your home.

If you have any information regarding these types of incidents, you can remain anonymous by contacting the Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 or text IGOTYA and your crime tip to 274637 or go online at WinnebagoCrimeStoppers.org and submit your text. You could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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