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March 31, 2015

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NV Energy says stolen uniforms being used in robbery attempts

NV Energy says stolen company uniforms are being used to try to get into houses and rob people.

“NV Energy has learned that persons wearing stolen NV Energy uniforms are knocking on doors in the Las Vegas area in an attempt to gain access to homes in order to commit robbery,” the company said in a release.

Real NV Energy workers may knock on the door, but they will never ask to enter if an appointment has not already been scheduled, the company said.

If someone wearing an NV Energy uniform requests entry without an appointment, the company advises residents not to allow them in and to request to see identification. Once the ID number is taken, residents can call NV Energy corporate security at 402-5007 to verify the employee.

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  1. Besides the obvious thought that NV Energy does a pretty good job on their own of robbing us blind without help, it would be good to know what parts of town have been targeted like this.

  2. I wouldn't open the door to check ID's since that is akin to letting them push their way inside if they are the robbers.

    What a brainless suggestion from NV Energy!

    Until they are caught, communicate through a closed door and call NV Energy to find out if they sent someone to your house or to the neighborhood. Ask NV Energy to supply identifying information, or, set up an appointment time for the future.

    Another option is to call the police to check out the person. They might catch the robber that way, if they respond rapidly enough.

  3. dodgerchuck,

    Some people don't have a view of the street, or have cars parked in front of their house that would require others park at a distance, and not visible.

    It could be that the only way to check would be to go outside, leaving the door unlocked so they could get back in. That defeats the purpose of security.

    If power employees were visiting more than one home, the truck could be parked out of sight.

    Lack of visibility of a truck is not reliable, if in fact it were a NV Energy employee or a robber impersonating a NV Energy employee.

    Until the robber is caught, and it is widely reported in the news, I would prefer to call the police if someone comes to the door stating they work for NV Energy. Better to get them behind bars to be certain of one's safety.