MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD) is alerting the public to multiple incidents over the last week in which people reportedly portraying utility workers have attempted to, or have successfully entered residences.
According to the police department, the suspects were wearing reflective type clothing and requested the residents exit their homes to speak with one of the suspects about a utility type issue. While the homeowner is distracted, other suspect(s) attempt to gain entry to the residence.
If any resident is approached by these suspects, they’re asked to please contact the Mt Vernon Police Department at 242-2131 or 911 and attempt to provide as much information as possible.
MVPD has been in contact with Mt Vernon Public works and notified them of the incidents. Employees from the City of Mt Vernon will remain on scene until an officer can arrive to verify their identity.