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CPD: Men posing as electric workers stole valuables from couple


Columbia police say an elderly couple has been victimized by two men posing as electric company workers.

The victims tell police two men were posing as SCE&G workers when they came to their Johnson Avenue home on April 16 and said they needed to check the ‘wall sockets.'

One of the residents allowed the men to enter the home.

Once inside, one of the men preoccupied one of the victims while the other thief stole several of the couple's items including a purse and wedding rings, police said.

The incident was reported to police four days later.

The couple was not harmed.

The suspects are described as white males with blond hair with ‘reddish' skin tone as if they were sunburned, and also smelled of alcohol. They were last seen wearing jeans with a white T-shirt and tennis shoes.

The pair did not have on SCE&G clothing, nor did the men show proper business identification.

The suspects possibly left the scene in a white, short bed Dodge pickup truck.

According to the SCE&G website, field employees are identified by their blue SCE&G uniforms, a white company ID badge with a photo and marked SCE&G truck.

For more information from SCE&G regarding this type of crime, visit: http://www.sceg.com/en/.

If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to call, text or submit online, your anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 1-888-CRIME-SC.
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC," followed by the tip information.
Go to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip" tab.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

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