In a response to claims on social media that robberies were being conducted by persons posing as Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) employees, WASA issued a statement today advising the public that all it's field officers can be identified by their WASA issued identification cards.
Yesterday a recording on the social media platform, whatsapp, had gone viral with the claims of the robberies. In it a man voiced an incident he said happened near his home.
"People are coming into your compound and to your areas with WASA uniforms posing a WASA workers and they will come in and ask for assistance and rob you. An incident happened where one of the guys pushed a gun into one of the guy’s mother's mouth. So fellas be very careful as people are posing with WASA uniforms"
The police has since held one man in connection with the allegations at the Chaguanas police station.
Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at WASA, Daniel Plenty said that should access to a customer's premises be required, the WASA employee must display their identification card before permission can be granted.