Cheektowaga Police are asking residents to be aware after receiving several reports of men going into homes, posing as utility workers.
At least two incidents occurred on Wednesday, police said.
In one case, a young white male approached an elderly woman on Gary Lane, saying that he worked for the electric company and had to go into the home to change a power line.
The woman let the male into the house and asked him for identification, but he could not produce any. He then left in a white pickup truck. The suspect got an undetermined amount of money.
In another case, also on Wednesday, two white males approached a resident on Wallace Avenue and said they were from the state and needed to check a voltage box inside the home.
They left in a black pickup truck.
According to police, it doesn’t appear that anything was taken in either case.
A short time later 2 white males approached a resident on Wallace Ave and said that they were from New York State and needed to check out a voltage box inside the home. They then left in a black pick-up truck.
“Police remind all residents that they should not let any anyone into their home unless they know exactly who they are and what they are doing there,” Cheektowaga Police said in a statement.