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The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office has received the following information via social media, however it is unconfirmed at this time.

“There are 3 or 4 males going to homes claiming they are from a water company, to install shower caps, to save water or they will claim they are from the electricity company to change energy-saving electric bulbs for free as part of a government lay down program. DO NOT LET them in. They are robbing people at gunpoint. Make sure to lock your doors at all times and do not open the door to strangers.”

Although we have not received any calls in reference to these individuals, we encourage citizens to remain vigilant and always lock and secure your homes, lock your vehicles and do not leave valuables in vehicles.

If you have any additional information or have been approached, contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Michele Bell, PIO

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