Police: Man Posing as Utility Worker Steals From Home

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HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Police in Luzerne County are looking for the man who swindled a homeowner by posing as a utility worker.

Troopers said the man, who is in his 30’s, was dressed a water company employee and went to a home on South Church Street in Hazle Township Friday morning.

State police said the homeowner let the man in.  Once inside, the thief managed to steal $450 in cash.  He then ran away.

If you have information on the whereabouts of the man, you are asked to call State Police in Hazleton.



  • Joyce

    Wth these description are rediculas you want our help give us something to look for. Just like Willamsport taxi cab driver was shot Thursday the description was given ” Man In Hoodie” REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ted

    No interns! Real reporters please.
    And don’t let anyone in without ID, work order, a company truck
    in sight, and/or some sort of confirmation from the employer.
    Especially if you didn’t call them.
    Theres a lot o crap going on in this economy.
    Don’t be a victim.

  • SRV

    Later for this PC BS! A more accurate description please; race, height, weight, etc..
    “the man, who is in his 30′s, was dressed AS water company employee”
    Did he furnish ID? Next time people don’t let anyone inside until you call the whatever company they say they’re from to verify. Trust no one. Especially if no prior notice was given, or you didn’t call them!

  • Todd Reeder

    You can’t say if they were Black, Hispanic, or Asian. That would be racist in todays PC society.

  • Janet

    I love the detailed description of the wanted man (sarcasm!). White, Black, Hispanic, Asian???? Tall, short, fat, thin??? Hair color/no hair???? Way to narrow it down WNEP

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