There's another threat out there that puts your possessions at risk, and it doesn't come from the sky in the form of wind or rain.

Scammers posing as city employees or tree contractors are entering people's homes and stealing belongings. There were two incidents reported to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office this week, one involving a blind resident, another involving an elderly resident. Both occurred in DeBary less than an hour apart. The suspects fled and no arrests were made.

"I can't say this enough," Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. "If somebody comes to your house and claims to be a city worker, a county worker, a roofer, an electrician, don't let them in. Call 911 and get the police there as quick as possible."

In the first incident Monday, a married couple opened the door of their DeBary home to find two males and a female standing outside. Two of them said they were with the city and said they had been asked to check on water quality. Another, wearing a hard hat, long-sleeve shirt and work belt, claimed to be a tree contractor.

The man in the hard hat led one homeowner, who's blind, to a tree in the yard, offering to trim it ahead of the storm, according to police reports. While that was going on, another man, disguised as a city worker, was inside stealing credit cards.

The police report says the trio attempted to collect change for a $100 bill that appeared counterfeit.

A little more than an hour later, another DeBary resident filed a similar police report. Two men came to her door, with one offering to trim a tree. The other was inside stealing more than $20,000 worth of jewelry.

The sheriff's office is asking for help finding these suspects. The incidents happened on Sanford Avenue and Seminole Drive in DeBary. The suspect vehicle is a newer model gray or dark gray pickup, possibly a four-door. There were four suspects: two males and two females. One was wearing a gray and white striped shirt.

"You've got to be a real scumbag if you're going to attack people who are blind and people who are extremely elderly and try to scam them out of money" Chitwood said.