Recently, there have been several reports of home invasions in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. A home invasion is when a person or persons enter a residence with or without permission, with the intent to commit a crime within that person's residence and deprive them of their property.
Do not let person(s) inside your home without proper identification.
If you are not sure, call the company immediately and ask if they have employees in the area. A legitimate employer or company will understand.
Most legitimate businesses work between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and will contact you if they need to check a meter or will call you if they need to come at a later time.
If in doubt, check with the Better Business Bureau.
In South Fayette Township, solicitors are required to obtain a solicitation permit at the township office. This permit will include the person's picture.
Contact South Fayette Police by dialing 911, if anything seems suspicious - it's better to be safe than sorry.
Don't hesitate to contact the police - err on the side of Caution.