Hartford PD looking for burglary suspectPosted: Updated:
Residents in one Hartford neighborhood said they are wary after two men posed as energy workers tried to gain access to homes by using a fake ID.
On Sept. 3, two men went to a home on Westland Street and tried to get inside by flashing a fake ID. Police said they were trying to sell gas and electricity for less.
The neighbor said that one of the men had a fake ID that was dropped by one of the suspects after getting inside another home.
Police said that while the ID card is fake, they believe the photograph is actually the burglary suspect.
Investigators said they believe the suspect is working with a team.
However, police said the suspects did gain access to one home on Westland Street and two flat screen TVs were stolen.
Franklin Luke, of Hartford, said he was "shocked" to learn about the door-to-door burglary suspects and added he almost become a victim of the crime.
"They looked pretty authentic, but I wasn't just going to let them in," Luke said. "They needed something more than that."
The fake identification card states that the man works for Palmco Energy. However, Eyewitness News called Palmco Energy and they say they never go door-to-door.
The suspect pictured in the card has never worked for Palmco Energy and the badge looks nothing like theirs, officials told Eyewitness News.
Anyone with information is urged to call Hartford police at 860-757-4000 or the tip line at 860-722-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.
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