Police Warn Of Scam Artists Burglarizing Homes In OKC Metro


Monday, July 1st 2013, 4:36 pm
By: Karl Torp


Police are looking for a group of thieves who are burglarizing homes after knocking on the door and presenting a bogus story.

Police say a man posing as a utility worker will knock on the door and ask the homeowner to come outside to show them the work that needs to be down.

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While the homeowner is talking with the thief outside, other burglars go inside and rob the place.

"If I had asked for some ID that fellow would have turned on his heels and gone back to his pickup," said Ed Walker of Warr Acres who was burglarized last week.

Walker said the man that came to his door posed as a tree trimmer contracted with the city.

Walker said the man claimed he needed to remove some tree limbs from Walker's backyard that were close to power lines.

Bethany police say another victim was burglarized after the thief posed as an OG&E worker.

Police say the suspects are driving a white Chevy S-10 pickup and the man who goes to the door wears a reflective vest and hard hat.

OG&E says if one of their workers comes to your home, they will be wearing an orange uniform and drive an orange work truck. All OG&E employees also carry ID.

OG&E contractors may not be in uniform, but you can call (405)-272-9741 is see if work is scheduled in your neighborhood.