Utility Worker Impostor Assaults Woman: Cops

Man in PSE&G shirt enters home and allegedly sexually assaults woman

A man apparently posing as a PSE&G worker allegedly sexually assaulted a Mercerville, N.J. woman in her home Friday.

It happened just before noon in the Five Points neighborhood, according to Hamilton Police.

A man, in what was described as a brown short sleeve work shirt with a PSE&G logo on it and beige shorts, allegedly knocked on a woman’s door and told her he was there to read the gas meter, cops said.

The guy spoke in a British accent and had a photo ID card clipped to his shirt, the woman told police.

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Once the man was inside the woman’s home he allegedly sexually assaulted her, cops said.

The suspect eventually left and drove off in a blue Ford Taurus with tinted windows, police said.

The suspect is described as a muscular white male, 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-4, weighing about 200 to 250 pounds with collar-length blond hair and a multicolored tattoo on his right forearm.

Police are asking residents in the area to use caution when utility workers come to the door. PSE&G can be reached at 1-800-436-7734 to verify if a worker is legit.

Anyone with info on this case should call Hamilton Police Det. Salvatore Vaccaro at 609-689-5825 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008 or Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Lloyd Mathis at 609-989-6415.


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