Updated: Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, 7:54 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013, 7:54 PM EST
MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police are issuing a warning in Milford for a suspicious incident. They say a man claiming to be an 'electric company worker' was allowed into an elderly couple's house.
If someone shows up unannounced and you haven't called to report a problem or the person doesn't have a company ID, you may be dealing with an imposter.
It seems everyone is finally out of the house and snowy streets are still.
"Very quiet, just one fella shoveling," said Dave Hambleton of Milford.
Though Milford police warn some folks are out and about, up to no good, specifically someone posing as a utility worker from United Illuminating.
An elderly couple living on Meadowside Road says a man knocked on their door saying he needed to get to the basement to check on the meter.
They let him in though detectives are still trying to determine if anything was taken. News 8 told others about the incident.
"I would make sure that they are, that they show some proof, otherwise I wouldn't let them in," said Alfred Ferthau of Milford.
"Well if they said that, I might concievable be taken in if I didn't get a warning, ya know? But I wouldn't let them in the house," said Hambleton.
That's the best advice and also remember that utility workers have photo ID's, wouldn't ask to go the basement, and if you are un sure, just say no and don't let them in.
Police are also issuing a warning about folks simply walking around the neighborhoods offering to shovel you out or use a rake to get all the snow off your roof. They say if you even consider it, ask a lot of questions.
"Has anyone come to your door," asked News 8's Erin Logan.
"No, no one has. I do my own shoveling," said Ferthau.
Police tell us they got another report today of a suspicious utility worker but the details of that incident aren't known.