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Man Impersonating PG&E Worker Tries To Enter Burlingame Home

BURLINGAME (CBS SF) — A man apparently impersonating a PG&E worker contacted a resident in Burlingame on Thursday afternoon and asked to see her gas meter, police said.

The incident was reported at 1:31 p.m. in the 2200 block of Poppy Drive.

The resident answered her front door and talked to a man who said he was a PG&E worker checking for corrosion on her gas meter, according to police.

When the homeowner asked the man for identification, he showed her an old PG&E document about gas pipeline upgrades, police said.

The suspect, described as being about 5 feet 9 inches tall, 175 pounds with short, light brown hair and blue or hazel eyes, was last seen getting into a late-model black Chrysler 300 with dark tinted windows. He was wearing a white hard hat with an orange stripe and no identification on it, according to police.

Anyone who sees the suspect or suspect vehicle, or who sees any suspicious activity in their neighborhood, is asked to call Burlingame police at (650) 777-4100.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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