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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Impostor posing as DTE worker stealing from residents

Taylor Police Patch

Taylor Police are actively seeking tips from the public on a man posing an a DTE Energy employee, who is working his way into homes in the community and stealing money and jewelry. The man is described as being white, and around 40 years old. During his last robbery, which occurred on Mortenview Drive, he wore a tan facemask and drove a small silver truck.

On January 29, he stole thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry from an unsuspecting elderly resident. He talked his way into her home by saying that he was with DTE, and that he needed to turn off her power. He also mentioned that she would get a $50 rebate as part of the program, and asked her several questions, including if she lived alone. He then told the resident that they should first check the home circuit breaker.

Eventually, he lured the woman downstairs, turned the circuit breaker off, and asked her to remain there until he told her to turn it back on. He went upstairs, stole cash and jewelry, and left. It appears the same impostor has done this elsewhere in the community.

If you encounter this man, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have any information that can help solve these crimes, call Taylor Police at (734) 287-6611.

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