This is an ALERT from the Orange PD Facebook Page:
The Orange Police Department is investigating an attempted distraction-style burglary which occurred on Thursday, Sept. 29 at around 5 p.m. at a private residence on Fairlea Road in Orange.
An individual described as a white male in his 30s with blonde hair wearing small, gold-framed eyeglasses knocked on the door of a Fairlea Road residence, and met with the homeowner there. It is reported that the individual spoke with a stutter.
This person stated that he was representing the Town of Orange and the State of Connecticut, and was at the residence in order to arrange for trees on the property to be cut down.
The resident became suspicious as this person was wearing clothing not suitable for tree work, and told him to leave the property. The suspect left the residence on foot. No vehicle was seen in the area.
It is suspected that this person had a nearby accomplice, and the pair was was hoping to distract the homeowner long enough for the accomplice to burglarize the residence.
Please be advised that if anyone states they are working on behalf of the Town of Orange, the State of Connecticut, or any utility company, etc, you should request identification and confirm their purpose before allowing them entry to your property.
All legitimate governmental/utility employees will carry identification and/or be in full uniform with marked vehicles.
Please report any suspicious sightings to the police department at 203-891-2130.