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NV Energy warning of robbers posing as workers

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -

NV Energy alerted customers Thursday of robbers posing as uniformed utility workers who are trying to commit robberies inside homes.

NV Energy issued the warning after it said uniforms for the utility company were stolen. The scammers, it says, try to gain access to homes to commit the crime.

As part of the alert, the company noted its real employees never enter a residence unless an appointment has been previously scheduled. Workers may knock on doors to announce their presence in making repairs or installing equipment but never to enter the home, NV Energy said.

In addition, NV Energy said field employees and contractors wear photo identification badges with employee number at all times.

Customers were warned not to open the door and to request to see an NV Energy badge if someone attempted access to a residence.

The utility urged those who wanted to verify an employee to call its corporate security at 702-402-5007.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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