Deputies warn of burglars posing as workers

cwinston@thestate.comDecember 6, 2013 

— Sheriff’s deputies in Newberry County are warning residents to beware of criminals posing as government or utility workers.

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office advised homeowners on Friday to be cautious of persons posing as workers in an effort to gain entry to homes, where they are able to steal property.

A reddish or orange-colored pickup truck, driven by two white males, with a generator in the back pulled into a home in Laurens County, near the Newberry County line, and said they were checking electrical lines, according to a press release from the NCSO. Both had a uniform or safety vest.

Deputies ask for anyone who sees the vehicle, or is someone approaches your home, to call 911 immediately. Newberry County deputies say not to take anyone’s word for their employment, even if they are wearing an official-looking uniform, have equipment or are driving an official-looking vehicle.

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