Pair Posing as PPL Workers Steal Safe

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THROOP -- Police in Lackawanna County are searching for two men who tricked an elderly woman into letting them into her home.

The victim told police two men posed as PPL workers, who needed to check the pipes in her basement.

Once inside the home, they stole a safe filled with valuables before speeding off in a van Friday afternoon.

Authorities believe the pair drove off towards Dickson City on Boulevard Avenue.

If you have any information on the burglary in Lackawanna County, police are asking you to call the Lackawanna Communication Center at (570) 342-9111


  • Jenn

    PPl checks pipes? NEVER let anyone into your home if you do not know them personally !!! I had a girl banging on my door one night crying and I did not let her in but instead called the police. It could have been a lot worse for this lady. She could have lost her life.

  • Marian BAiley

    Had one at my house today. Said he was from the gas company and wanted to check my water meter. Needless to say. he didn’t get in.

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