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Home Invasion Suspects Posing as Gas Company Workers Caught on Camera

Deputies warn the public about criminals posing as gas company workers.

Surveillance video has captured an attempted home invasion in Whittier by a group of men posing as gas company workers.

Home Invasion Suspects Posing as Gas Company Workers Caught on Camera. KTLA 5 News

The incident occurred on Friday around 7 p.m. at a home in the 8100 block of Bradwell Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Security footage shows three men approaching the house, claiming to be employees of the local gas company. The men were wearing face masks and hoodies, with one donning a brightly-colored work vest. They requested to enter the property to check the gas meters.

The homeowners, sensing something was off, denied their request and sent the men away.

After a brief wait, the homeowners stepped outside to investigate. As they were heading back inside, the suspects were seen sprinting toward them, pulling handguns from their waistbands.

The family quickly retreated inside and locked the door, calling the police immediately. The suspects fled the scene.

This incident has left neighbors shocked and concerned about their safety in what is typically a quiet, family-friendly community.

“It’s very unsettling,” said neighbor Andy Williams. “The fact that they would go so far as to impersonate gas company workers in broad daylight is really alarming. It’s something you don’t expect to happen in your neighborhood.”

The victims shared the security footage on social media and neighborhood watch apps, hoping to prevent others from becoming targets.

Another neighbor told KTLA she couldn’t recall the last time law enforcement had been needed in their quiet neighborhood. However, after this frightening incident, many residents are now on high alert.

“People come by selling solar options and all sorts of things, so it’s something we have to be cautious about now, especially with my two girls here,” Williams added.

Authorities advise residents to remain vigilant if a stranger knocks on their door. If anything seems suspicious, they should call the police immediately.

Source: KTLA 5

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