Long Beach utility workers
Cooler temperatures, fog, wind, and rain are here. Significant amounts of rain are expected by Friday and Saturday in Long Beach, and more in the foothill areas of Southern California. Thunderstorms are possible.
The Long Beach Police Department is alerting residents about recent reports of persons falsely representing themselves as utility workers as a ruse to commit burglary.
In this scam, the bogus workers are apparently targeting homes to burglarize when no one is expected to be home, or working as a team to distract the occupant and burglarize the home.
The recent rainfall serves as a reminder for residents to prepare their homes and families for everything from minor storms to major emergencies.
City of Long Beach Public Works Staff has prepared the city for winter rains by clearing 3,800 catch basins; cleaning and testing 26 pump stations as well as preparing response teams to address other storm related issues.
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The Long Beach Gas and Oil (LBGO) Department is alerting residents about recent reports of persons falsely representing themselves as utility workers, claiming that gas meter needs to be replaced and inquiring when the resident will be out of the home.