National Grid changes uniforms, trucks

Workers for National Grid will be sporting a new look next time they come to read a neighborhood meter. The company has issued its workers

National Grid officials say they thought it was important to let customers know about the uniforms because of recent

National Grid officials say they thought it was important to let customers know about the uniforms because of recent "distraction" burglaries. (12/11/13)

WOODBURY - Workers for National Grid will be sporting a new look next time they come to read a neighborhood meter.

The company has issued its workers new uniforms and a new look for its trucks.

National Grid officials say they thought it was important to let customers know about the uniforms because of recent "distraction" burglaries.

Police say there was a rash of nine burglaries last year in Nassau County where two women dressed as utility workers distracted homeowners while stealing jewelry and cash.

If a customer is not sure if a meter reader is legitimate, they should ask for identification. National Grid workers carry a contractor badge featuring their picture and name.

National Grid wants customers to know that future bills will have a different look. The company’s website has also been modified.

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