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Blooming Grove Police Department
Thursday February 16th, 2017 :: 04:25 p.m. EST


CANCEL - suspicious males posing as O&R workers

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Regarding the post yesterday about the 2 male subjects on 2/14/2017 (posted yesterday). This is an ongoing investigation but it was determined that the subjects do work for a legitimate Solar company Vinvint Solar. They DID NOT and DO NOT have a permit to solicit in the area. Any resident seeing these subjects in the area are asked to call police so they can be advised of the local laws. We (the police) by no means endorse this company or any of their practices, we can advise that they DO NOT work for Orange and Rockland and were NOT sent to the area by them either.

Orange and Rockland has requested that anyone dealing with these types of situations regarding energy efficiency are asked to get as much information as possible on the sales person and the company they work for. Residents are asked to call O&R customer service with the information so they can forward it properly. If there are a lot of complaints with any of these companies, it will be brought to the attention of the NYS Attorney Generals Office.

Again, if there is anything suspicious, don't hesitate to call the police.

On 2/14/2017 around noon time, 2 males approached a house in SBG area and spoke with the resident, An elderly female, about saving money on electric but stated that they needed to see the electrical panel in the basement Suspects were not let into the home but advised that they could come back later or tomorrow. Police were not immediately notified They did return today but the homeowner did not answer the door and called police. The suspects left prior to police arrival. Both times they arrived in a dark colored car/no markings on the vehicle/no ID
Suspect#1 - W/M late 20's-30's Short, thin dark hair small scruff on chin (did ALL the talking)
Suspect#2 - W/M late 20's-30's, short a bit heavier light color hair (did NO talking)


If seen, please contact police, do not let them in your home. Residents are reminded to ask for ID and call police when the subjects area there if possible

Blooming Grove Police Department
2 Horton Road
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 845-496-9161

Sgt. Lisa LiVigni

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