Robber poses as utility worker

September 25, 2008 7:40:22 PM PDT
Police in Brooklyn are searching for a man who is ripping off homeowners by posing as a utility worker. Investigators have released a sketch of the man. He has targeted at least six homes in Bed-Stuy in the last month.

He poses as a Department of Environmental Protection worker to get into the victims' homes.

Once inside, he demands money by threatening to shut off their utilities. Most of the victims have been elderly women.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-tips (8477). All calls are strictly confidential. You can also text tips to 274637, then enter tip577.

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