CINCINNATI - A man has been posing as a Cincinnati Bell worker attempting to gain access to residents' homes over the course of the past two months and as recently as last week, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's deputies report a male subject telling residents he needs to come inside and check the phone service on multiple streets in Cincinnati, specifically in Anderson Township. Those streets are as follows:
• Ingrams Ridge Drive
• Bridges Road
• Tonopah Drive
• Collinsdale Avenue
The subject is described as a 30-to-40-year-old white male, at about 5-foot-10, with brown, "greasy" hair, "bad teeth" and gauge-type earrings. Residents have also described him as "dirty looking."
The vehicle the suspect has been driving has been described as a white, box-style panel van, possibly a Ford.
Sheriff's deputies said they were not aware if the subject is using a Cincinnati Bell ID or uniform. Sheriff's deputies say the suspect has not gained access to anyone's home and nothing has been taken nor has anyone been hurt in any of the incidents.
Cincinnati Bell security was contacted and they stated that they do not send workers to check residential service calls in that manner.
Anyone observing this subject or his vehicle should utilize the appropriate personal safety measures and report the incident immediately to 911.
9 On Your Side reporter Jay Warren contributed to this report. He can be reached at Jay.Warren@wcpo.com .
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