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RI AG warns about potential home invasion threat

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By: Dee DeQuattro
Email: ddequattro@abc6.com
Twitter: @deedequatto 

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders about a potential home invasion threat.

The Attorney General’s office says a resident in Cranston received a visit from an individual claiming to be with National Grid. The person indicated they needed access to the home to check the meter. The resident became suspicious and contacted National Grid to verify that the man was an employee and if he was scheduled to visit.

Upon learning that he was not an employee, the resident alerted police.

“Impersonating a legitimate business to gain access to a home for the purposes of committing robbery or possibly worse, is extremely concerning.  My first concern is the public’s safety.  Do not let anyone you don’t know into your home without first confirming who they are and why they are there.  If something doesn’t add up, contact the police immediately,” said Kilmartin.

National Grid workers carry a a prominently displayed ID. If an individual knocks on a door purporting to be from a utility company and does not have proper identification the Attorney General is warning residence to immediately contact police.

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