PERU – The Peru Police Department is asking the public for information regarding an attempted ruse burglary. Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, in the 2500 block of Rock Street, a male suspect attempted to gain access to the basement of the home, claiming to be with the Peru Water Department. The individual requested access to the basement and while he and the owner were in the basement, another male entered the residence. Police say the homeowner went back upstairs and caused both males to flee the scene. Authorities say two males and a female left the area in a newer model white SUV. If anyone has any information or has video surveillance on the attempted crime, contact the Peru Police Department. As a reminder, the City of Peru employees will always arrive in a city truck and carry proper identification.