TURLOCK -- Police are reporting an increase in home and mailbox burglaries city-wide.
Police are asking everyone to report suspicious activity as soon as possible by calling 668-1200 or 911.
The suspects represent themselves as gas, electric or other utility company employees and ask to enter the victim's home or yard.
Members of the public should demand proper photo identification before allowing anyone representing a company into their residence or into their backyard, Sgt. Steve Williams said in a news release today.
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Police recommend contacting whatever business the person claims to be from before letting them in.