WSSC Crew Repairing Broken Water Main is Victim of Armed Robbery

Prince George’s County Police Are Investigating

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL, MD – October 9, 2016: A WSSC crew repairing a broken water main in Temple Hills was robbed at gunpoint early this morning.
 
The incident happened in the 4100 block of 24th Avenue just before 3:00 a.m. The four WSSC employees were shaken but not hurt.
 
Prince George’s County Police are leading the investigation with the support of the WSSC Police Department.
 
“I want each and every WSSC employee to know that their safety on the job is paramount,” said Carla A. Reid, WSSC General Manager/CEO. “This was a frightening ordeal for our employees who were simply trying to do their job. We will provide them with the appropriate support services needed in light of this incident.”
 
Repairs to the broken water main were completed and all affected residents have water.
 
Questions about the investigation should be directed to Prince George’s County Police.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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