IMPOSTER WARNING: Suspect Identified
Norwalk police say they have identified a suspect in a few incidents involving a possible fake emergency responder.
The Norwalk Fire Department and the Norwalk Police Department say on at least two occasions, someone claiming to be a “first responder” has knocked on doors, saying they’re in the area responding to a distress call.
Police are in contact with the suspect but have not released any other information in the case. They’re in the middle of the investigation and hope to release more information in the case by Monday.
“We would like to take this opportunity to remind residents that members of both Departments would respond in an Official City of Norwalk Vehicle,” said Chief Kuhl. “The members will also be wearing the authorized uniform of each respective Department and have Official Identification.”
Officials say their departments wouldn’t go door-to-door unless the type of emergency called for it – instead they respond to the address of the call.
Residents are reminded that if you have questions about a first responder or even a utility work you can ask for official identification
Police say if you’re had a similar incident, please report it to them by calling 222-3321.