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DeKalb police warn about man impersonating city employee to burglarize homes

DeKALB – DeKalb police are warning residents about someone impersonating a city of DeKalb employee in order to gain entry to people’s homes.

According to a news release sent by the DeKalb Police Department Saturday night, police responded to a report of someone impersonating a city worker. While that person distracted the resident, another person stole property from the home, the release says.

The suspect in the case is described as possibly a Hispanic or dark-skinned male about six feet tall, weighing 150 pounds with a facial tattoo.

The man is reported to have also presented a fake identification card identifying himself as a city employee.

The case is currently under investigation by DeKalb police, the release shows.

Residents should know all city of DeKalb personnel drive vehicles marked with the city’s logo and carry proper identification, police warn. The Public Works division also typically works Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise needed or if an emergency arises, the release shows.

If residents have any reason to question a person’s intent or behavior, they should call the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400.

Anyone with information on the impersonation incident or who has observed suspicious behavior is also encouraged to call the above number or dial 911 in case of an emergency.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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