Cops: Cable guy imposters target prescription pills in Forsyth County

A robbery crew posing as Comcast employees gained entrance to Forsyth County homes to steal prescription medications, the sheriff’s office warned Wednesday.

Three men have been disconnecting cable service and then informing unsuspecting residents that they are there because of reports of a service problem in the area, authorities said.

“Once inside they ask that you stay with the television while they inspect the panel,” the sheriff’s office told Channel 2 Action News. ”Once they are out of your sight they usually look for prescription medications. They sometimes take the whole bottle or in some cases only a few out of the bottle hoping that you do not realize that they are missing. Elderly homeowners are usually the main targets.”

The men dress as Comcast workers and have ID badges and are believed to use a white pickup truck with USIC written on the side, which is a utility survey company used by AT&T and Comcast.

“No Comcast employees were involved,” Alex Horwitz, spokesman for the cable company, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He said at least one of the suspects was a USIC employee who worked for a variety of telecommunications and utility companies across metro Atlanta.

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