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NJ Police Warn of Fake Utility Workers Trying to Gain Access to Homes

By kcora on
Mount Laurel Township

Police are investigating two separate incidents in Mount Laurel where two males posed as PSE&G employees attempting to gain access to homes.

According to police, at approximately 4:40 pm on July 25th, Mount Laurel Police responded to two calls from residents in the Brittany Commons Development near Larchmont Blvd and Route 38 reporting two men posing as PSE&G employees.

A resident on Aberdeen Drive stated that two men wearing reflective work vests came to her door and said they were from PSE&G. They wanted to talk to her about high energy usage and asked to see her bill. When she refused they asked if they could come in. She also refused to let them in. The two men left when a neighbor began to approach.

A similar incident occurred on Dunbarton Road. The suspects were described as two black males wearing reflective vests and carrying what appeared to be a folder containing paperwork from PSE&G.

They were last seen leaving the area in a tan van and could not be located by the police.

If faced with a situation like this do not allow anyone into your home if you feel suspicious, unsure or confused as to why they are there. Call the police as soon as the incident occurs.

Doing so gives the police a much better chance of finding the individuals involved.

PSE&G advises; when you encounter suspicious activity that involves PSE&G's name or likeness:

- Ask to see the photo identification badge from suspicious individuals on your property who claim to be PSE&G employees or PSE&G contractors.

- Using the phone number listed on your PSE&G bill or the PSE&G website, contact PSE&G to verify the identity of PSE&G employees or PSE&G contractors.

Call the police to report any suspicious activity.