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Suspicious door traders

Alert message sent 06/09/2018 23:56:00

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Good evening

This is Sergeant Andy Price at Horncastle Police Station. Please can I make you aware that we had reports earlier this evening of men going door to door in the area of Linden Road, Horncastle and also on Silver Street in Minting. It is believed the incidents are connected.
The men were trying to sell items from a bag. This is a known technique used by some to commit distraction thefts. Their behaviour was seen to be suspicious on both occasions.
We believe they have now left the area.

If you have someone attend your address unannounced, please remember to consider using a chain (if fitted) or speaking with them through a closed door. There are people who will legitimately sell door to door and hold the relevant peddlar's certificate however, sadly, there are those who use the practice to commit crime so please remain vigilant and pass on the advice to any vulnerable neighbours/family.

Many thanks.


Sgt 656 Andrew Price
Horncastle Police Station
Tel 101 x 4630

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