By KHRISNA VIRGIL
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men armed with a handgun and posing as Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) workers robbed a woman at her home on Thursday.
According to police, the woman who was at her Constitution Drive home, was robbed of a small amount of cash and a set of keys before fleeing on foot. It happened at around 12.30pm, police said.
While authorities said their investigations are continuing into the case, BEC officials released a statement saying that in all instances their employees should have a corporation-issued identification card with a full name and their photo.
It read: “Without commenting on a matter under active police investigation, BEC would like to make its customers and the general public aware of its typical policies with regard to employee identification. In all instances, BEC employees, in contact with customers (e.g. Disconnectors and/or Meter Readers), should have a Corporation-issued identification card with the person’s name and photo attached. Additionally, this card has unique identifiers including the company’s logo and is endorsed by a company executive.”
In addition BEC said that in most cases the individual may also be wearing an official, corporate-issue uniform which is either a light blue or dark shirt embossed with BEC’s logo and dark blue pants.
The Corporation encouraged all customers, who may be concerned about an individual purporting to be an employee, to contact the Corporation’s Administration Office at 302-1000 during normal business hours, 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Customers may also contact BEC’s emergency numbers at 302-1800/ 323-5561 on weekends or outside its normal business hours, the statement said.