Police Remind Public To Use Caution With Door-To-Door Solicitors

Tuesday April 4th, 2017

Posted at 9:16pm

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Windsor Police are issuing a warning about door-to-door solicitors after an incident on Friday, March 31st, 2017.

Police say that around 6:45pm, two men knocked at the front door of a home in the 1400 block of Norman Road.

The lone female occupant answered the door spoke to the men. They told here that a new regulation required a yellow sticker to be placed on her furnace. The men were persistent that they wanted to enter the house, but the resident denied them entry.

Police say they do not believe that the men were forthcoming with the reason for their attendance at the residence.

The first suspect is described as having dark olive skin, short dark hair, 6’tall and in his late 20’s to early 30’s. He was wearing a black work coat with yellow stripes, carrying a clipboard and wearing an ID tag around his neck that was flipped backward and could not be read.

The second suspect is described as having light skin, short light brown hair, 5’9″ tall, with a skinny build. He was wearing the same black coat with yellow stripes and blue jeans.

Police are reminding the public to use caution when strangers claiming to be conducting door-to-door sales are requesting entry to a home.

A resident is never under any obligation to allow a door-to-door salesperson into their home. If you have unknown persons attending your home, always ask for and verify their identification. Always use caution and discretion when granting access to your home, especially if you did not arrange the appointment yourself.

If the solicitors seem suspicious, residents can always contact the police at 519-258-6111 if they wish the police to attend the scene.

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