CHICAGO — Police in the 24th District are warning Far North Side residents of people posing as utility workers and attempting to gain entrance into people's homes.
In a statement released Friday night, Cmdr. Roberto Nieves warned residents of people who are going door to door in the 24th District (encompassing Rogers Park, West Ridge and part of Edgewater) asking residents if they received a rebate check.
The people dress in construction gear, including a hard hat and orange reflective vest, police said. They use a white ID card with NRG Home written on it. They will then ask to see the resident's utility bill (usually for ComEd) in order to gain entry into the home and to take personal information from the bill, police said.
Residents should not allow these people in their home and not provide their utility bills to any suspicious individuals, police said.
One suspect is an African American man, about 5'8 with a goatee beard. The other is a African American woman, about 5'5. They drive a white, beat-up panel van, police said.
Police urge anyone with information to call 911 and to email any photos and video to Caps.email@example.com.
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