DENVER, N.C. Lincoln County sheriff's investigators are warning the public of a man posing as an ADT Security worker to gain access to homes and valuables.
On Wednesday, an eastern Lincoln County woman told the sheriff's office that a man who identified himself as an ADT Security worker entered her home on Fay Jones Road, after telling the woman he needed to inventory items inside, sheriff's Detective Mark Stamey said.
When the woman allowed the man in, he asked questions about where jewelry, guns and other valuables were kept, Stamey said. The man also asked whether the home was in foreclosure.
The victim then became suspicious and asked the man to leave.
The woman described the man as white, age 40 to 50, with brown hair. He also wore glasses and a blue ADT polo shirt with a name tag of “Larry."
The man parked his car in the driveway but a long distance from the home, Stamey said. The vehicle is described as a burgundy or maroon four-door vehicle. The victim wasn't able to get the license plate number.
The woman contacted ADT Security and was told no employees, whether independent dealer or not, should be walking up to homes requesting entry and asking such questions. ADT also couldn't identify anyone with the name of “Larry” working in the Denver, N.C., area on Wednesday, Stamey said.
Sheriff's Detective Lt. Tim Johnson urged residents not to open their doors for unsolicited services. Dial 911 instead, he said.
Anyone who's experienced a similar incident is asked to call Stamey at 704-268-3051 or the Major Crimes Unit at 704-736-8856.