Area law enforcement agencies are looking for individuals posing as a contractor for a utility company. These people are diverting homeowners attention and an accomplice are entering the home and removing valuables.
To help prevent this sort of crime, Sheriff Carter reminds homeowners to:
Always request identification from any persons claiming to represent utility companies. In addition to identification, Progress Energy customers can call (919) 508-5400 to verify any persons claiming affiliation with their company.
Inform elderly family and friends. These type crimes often, but not always, victimize elderly homeowners.
Make sure valuables are not visible from the street.
Work together with your neighbors on watching out for one another.
Call local law enforcement on any suspicious activity