Nutley police warn of scammers posing as utility workers



Township residents are cautioned that two suspects are posing as utility company employees asking to look at the homeowners’ water meters in an effort to gain access to homes.

Once inside, the homeowner is distracted while an accomplice rummages through the home for valuables.

The most recent  incident occurred April 11 at 12:15 p.m. on Ravine Avenue.

One suspect is described as a white man, approximately 35, 5’9” with average build and olive complexion wearing a black jacket and a black shiny hard hat. The second suspect is described as a white man, 35, slightly shorter than the other suspect, with average build and olive complexion.

Mayor Al Petracco urges anyone with information to contact the police department at 973-284-4940.

In addition, residents are reminded not to allow anyone into their home without proper verification.

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