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Imposter firefighter is trying to get into homes

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Jun 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-14 18:15:07-04

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) - The City of Petersburg issued a warning about a man posing as a firefighter, trying to get into homes in the Walnut Hill area.

According to a press release from the city, the man is telling neighbors he needs to come into their homes to inspect their smoke alarms.

The man wore civilian clothes. The city said all firefighters who make house visits are in uniform and have fire department ID’s.

The city urged anyone contacted by the imposter to not let him inside.

Call fire officials at (804) 733-2328 or the police at (804) 732-4222 if you see anything suspicious.