Two men pose as utility workers to break into Phoenix home

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PHOENIX -- Two men dressed in utility vests and hard hats, pretending to be utility workers, barged into a home at 51st Avenue and Vineyard Road Tuesday morning.

Victim transported to hospital

A man and a woman were inside the house.

The male victim answered the door and the suspects told him they were from a utility company and needed to check the meters.

After entering the house the suspects pulled out guns.

The interaction between the suspects and the victims is somewhat unknown, but at some point the suspects followed the male into the backyard.

The man was taken into the backyard and shot in the arm. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

One suspect was described as black or with a dark complexion, in his mid-20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160-170 pounds. The other was an Hispanic male in his mid-20s.

They were both wearing yellow fluorescent vests and white hard hats.

Police say the dark-skinned suspect escaped in a white four-door sedan. It possibly was a 2001 Nissan. The Hispanic male jumped the fence and was seen running down 49th Drive.

Both men are still on the loose.

Anyone with information is asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6141.

Police also advise that if you have any questions about utility workers or others who come to your door, you should ask for proper identification and / or verify with the company before letting them in your house.