State Police are warning homeowners of a scam as they investigate a burglary in the Town of Schuyler.

Police say a man knocked on the door of a home on Mapleton Drive, identified himself to the elderly resident as working for the town and said he needed to check the water pressure for the sewer system.

They say when the homeowner let him in, the man asked to go downstairs to the washing machine and requested the homeowner run a wash cycle.

Troopers say that's when a second man entered the home and removed property from an upstairs bedroom.

Investigators believe a tan colored van may have been used by the suspects.  They say the first man spoke broken English and may have been of Spanish descent.

If any anyone has information regarding the incident or may have seen anything suspicious in the area, they're asked to contact State Police in Herkimer at (315) 866-7275.