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Police: Man Posing as Utility Worker Steals From Home


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.



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