Johannesburg – On Friday Joburg City Power warned residents not allow intruders posing as City Power contractors onto their homes.
The intruders have been telling unsuspecting residents that they have been sent by City Power to check meters as the system is offline. The power utility said the suspects are travel in a blue Mercedes-Benz V Class vehicle with a North West province number plate.
City Power reported that the suspects targeted residents in Kibler Park and Bassonia suburbs.
“The intruders pose as workers from the utility in an attempt to gain access onto the property. City Power would like to warn residents of Bassonia, Kibler Park and other suburbs in Johannesburg south against people who are driving a blue Mercedes Vito with North West registration number. They tell the customers that City Power is offline and they need to access their properties to check their meters. Our customers are advised not to open for them but call 011 490 7911. These people are not genuine City Power contractors and they are not carrying City Power identity cards,” a statement on the City Power Twitter account read.
City Power had not specified any harm the intruders had posed to residents.
Residents have been urged to call 011 490 7911 or 011 490 7504; or report to their nearest police station if the suspected intruders show up at their properties.