Coal City, IL – There have been reports of a man going around Coal City claiming to be a contractor working for the city. He gives a story about building a fence and asks the homeowner to show him the property line. While the homeowner is distracted, a second person sneaks into the house looking for anything to grab, including personal documents that could be used for identity theft.
If you haven’t contacted a contractor, be careful and do not leave your house nor let him in. If this situation happens to you, you can call the Coal City Police Department at 815-634-2341.