Landsdale Borough On Alert For Scam Utility Worker
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LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) – Police are warning residents in Lansdale Borough to be on the watch for a man impersonating a local utility worker.
In Lansdale Borough, electric company officials wear blue shirts with a department label and name that’s visible. They usually carry a small clip board with Identification. But when a man showed up to a home in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue, claiming to be from the utility company, the woman who answered the door was suspicious. She says the man asked to come inside.
“I think he wanted to see how far he could get,” said the victim who didn’t want to be identified. “I think he was attempting to come in and sexual assault me.”
The woman, who shared her story exclusively with Eyewitness News over the phone, explained what happened last Friday morning. She says she was visiting her boyfriend. When her boyfriend left for work, she says, a man acting as an electric company worker told her there was a new system for checking meters.
“I said I believe our meters are electronically read,” said the woman. “He said it was something they needed to do because they were having problems.”
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She didn’t let him in and the man drove away in dark-colored SUV.
“The resident knew that we no longer collect meter readings by way of having someone go door to door,” said Sgt. Alex Kromdyk with the Lansdale Borough Police Department.
“If any resident has experienced the same thing this one woman did, please call us and report it,” said Sgt. Kromdyk.
Kromdyk says the man their looking for is described as a white male, clean-shaven, with dark hair. Police say he is in his 30s. He was last seen wearing dark pants and and dark blue golf shirt. If you have any information call Lansdale Borough Police at (215) 368-1801.
Reported by Jericka Duncan, CBS 3