On Tuesday (August 25) a female victim in Rutherford College reported to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office that a woman knocked on her door and claimed to be a police officer. The suspect was asking the victim suspicious questions about when she worked and when she would not be at home.
The victim shut and locked the door and the suspect left in a green colored Subaru with tinted windows. Anyone who has had a similar encounter with a person fitting this description is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500.
The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens to not allow a stranger in their homes without a legitimate reason. Feel free to speak with anyone you do not know through the door without opening it. Ask for an ID to be shown through the glass in a door or window. Call the company they represent to verify they are who they say they are. If you have any reservations about opening the door, do not open it. Always feel free to call law enforcement to report a suspicious person such as this.