Frank Nicholas, 27, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree burglary, police said.
A man posed as a water department worker knocked on the door of a North Cottage Street home and told an elderly couple that he needed to check the water pressure in the basement, police said.
Greenwich residents are being warned to be careful of burglars impersonating utility workers. They prey on the trusting good nature of senior citizens and operate as distraction burglars.
After a series of distraction burglaries on Long Island, people in Rockland County are now dealing with the same problem.
A recent rash of distraction burglaries is continuing on Long Island. This time the two suspects allegedly targeted an Oceanside woman on her 89th birthday around noon on Wednesday.