Police Warn of People Posing as Utility Workers

Annapolis Police say they've received several reports of people going door-to-door asking to see utility bills.

The Annapolis Police Department is warning residents of people who may be posing as utility workers in order to collect personal information. 

Police said they have received reports of workers going door-to-door claiming to be from an energy company, asking residents to show them their utility bills. 

Police said that while this can be a tactic used by legitimate companies, residents should not hand over bills to anyone going door-to-door. 

Residents can call 410-268-4141 to have an officer come and check on solicitors. In Annapolis, all door-to-door solicitors must carry a permit. 

Elsewhere in Anne Arundel County, police have warned of potential criminals posing as utility workers. In May, Anne Arundel County Police said burglary suspects in the Crofton and Gambrills area may have posed as utility workers to gain access to homes. 

Traci M. Radice June 12, 2013 at 03:40 PM
They were recently in Severna Park, too, wearing blue Constellation Energy shirts.
Delia Leticia June 13, 2013 at 12:09 AM
They were on my street in Severn today wearing blue Maryland Energy shirts and black slacks carrying clipboards. The suspicious solicitors can best be described as one tall and thin Asian male and one light skinned black shorter male with long dreadlocks both in their mid 20s. They were extremely rude and insisted that they had permits to conduct business despite the No Soliciting sign posted on my street. Our area security personnel chased them away after I alerted them. What bothers me is that they initially knocked on my door at around 3:45pm, and I advised them of the No Soliciting sign and policy on my street. Then went away. Later on around 7:00 pm when I exited my home to walk my dog, there they were again knocking on my neighbor's doors. I began to photograph and videotape them. The black male kept hiding his face so he could not be photographed. Now wouldn't you deem that quite suspicious? The two men finally started to walk away after I began videotaping them. Stay vigilant residents! Be aware of your surroundings and activity in your neighborhood!


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