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Hurricane Sandy: Possible Looters Posing as ConEd Workers in Howard Beach
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31 Oct 2012 01:36 PM EST

-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: Vetro in Howard Beach prepares for Hurricane Sandy. (Image Source: Christina Santucci / Queens Times Ledger)

Reports are coming in on Facebook and Twitter that looters may be posing as ConEd workers in order to steal from residents in storm-ravaged Howard Beach.

While not officially confirmed, looting has been reported throughout areas of the city that have been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and the Howard Beach reports could also be legitimate. The Queens Chronicle published an article on looting in Howard Beach yesterday, though it seems to currently be down.

“In howard beach people are dressing up as con-ed workers and breaking into houses..as if they havent been through enough. So disgusting,” posted Twitter user @lisamarrria.

If you are located in this area, or any area where a worker for Consolidated Edison may approach your home, be sure to ask for an official ID or call ConEd before allowing anybody into your home.

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