Alleged thieves posing as utility workers, police say
The Saint Joseph Township Police Department and other area agencies are investigating situations where subjects are posing as utility workers.
Police say the subjects are attempting to gain entry into houses by asking the homeowner to check the electrical boxes in the basement of the home.
It is believed that a second subject stays outside until the homeowner goes into the basement.
The second subject will then enter the residence and attempt to take valuables.
Police say the suspects in the recent incidents are believed to be driving an unmarked white van.
Police also say to be aware that any utility worker will have proper identification with them, so even then if you are unsure, do not let anyone into your residence.
You are encouraged to call the police immediately and try and obtain a good description of the suspects and their vehicles.