Eden Prairie police warn of suspicious persons posing as utility workers

Eden Prairie police urged residents to share this information with neighbors who may be vulnerable to this type of crime.

Image from Twitter via @EdenPrairiePD

The Eden Prairie Police Department recently warned residents about men posing as utility workers who gained access to an elderly resident’s home this week.

The message posted on Facebook Wednesday said that officers responded to a home in the 17000 block of West 62nd Street after three males posing as utility workers gained entry to the residence by telling the elderly homeowner they were on site to perform an energy check.

EP Residents, be aware – on Sept. 8, EPPD responded to a home in the 17000 block of W. 62nd Street after 3 males posing…

Posted by Eden Prairie Police Department on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The post warned residents that anyone showing up at a home claiming to be a utility worker should be able to show proper identification. Police also said that residents should ask the person to wait outside and then call the utility company directly to confirm whether it sent a worker to their home.

In June, the Minneapolis Police Department warned residents of security system scammers going door-to-door attempting to gain access to people’s homes. They warned residents to get descriptions and license plate numbers and to report suspicious persons to 911.

Eden Prairie police urged residents to share this information with neighbors who may be vulnerable to this type of crime.

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