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Friday, Dec 07 2012 05:29 PM

Police warn of suspicious persons in two incidents

By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

The Bakersfield Police Department has received two reports which are possibly connected.

On Thursday, police were dispatched to a residence in the 9300 block of Chesaw Court regarding suspicious persons. Officers learned that two suspects, who identified themselves as employees of the Bakersfield Police Department Alarm Office, knocked on the victim's front door.

The suspects asked to enter the victim's residence to inspect the alarm system, but the victim refused. The suspects then left the area in a white station wagon with a Utah license plate.

One suspect is described as a white, in his 30s, long hair, wearing a black baseball cap and a gray shirt. The other is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a white shirt and an orange vest with the words "City of Bakersfield."

Two days earlier, police had been dispatched to the area of Heather Valley Drive and Verdugo Lane for a similar incident. In that case the suspect identified himself as a PG&E employee and asked to inspect the victim's alarm system.

The victim declined, and the suspect left the area in a white station wagon with a Utah license plate. The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, with long hair in a ponytail, wearing a hard hat, orange safety vest and blue jeans.

The Bakersfield Police Department would like to remind the community that employees of the Bakersfield Police Alarm Office are not sent to conduct alarm inspections. It is also important for residents to verify an employee's identification and confirm with his/her employer before letting him or her into your home.

Anyone with information regarding this case or the identity of the suspects is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

- Bakersfield Police Department

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