BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) - Police say a man dressed as a BGE worker hit an elderly man several times with a pistol.
It was part of an incident that occurred at an E. Baltimore Street home on Wednesday morning during which the man posing to be a BGE employee checked the man’s meter, went with the man to the basement to look at the electrical panel and then held the man at gunpoint.
Officials say a struggle followed and the elderly man was pistol-whipped.
The suspect reportedly ran from the scene and was last spotted on North Washington Street. He is described as a black male, 5-foot-9, about 150 pounds and about 25-30 years old. Police say he was clean-shaven and wearing a white t-shirt, tan pants, and a neon yellow BGE vest. He also had a white hard hat with a BG&E logo.
Officials with the Baltimore Police Department urge residents to be cautious of unexpected visitors and to call the agency a person claims to be representing prior to letting anyone in their home.
If you have concerns for your safety, you are urged to call 911 and request an officer respond to your home.
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