Wednesday, 11 December 2013

e-Cops: Unlicensed Door-To-Door Sellers In The Area

South Cambs villages (mainly Girton) have experienced an increase on door step sales people in recent months.

This week one of my crime prevention visits has been to see a resident who became a victim of theft in his own home. Having been visited by a door step sales person the resident let the male into his house to use the toilet. Sadly the male stole the residents wallet whilst in the house.

Pedlars – Always check for a certificate;

I’ve included a picture in this blog post of a sample licence. These looks slightly different depending on which Constabulary has granted the certificate, but should all contain the same information and signature of a senior officer. (A certificate is valid anywhere in the UK regardless of the issuing Constabulary).

If you are visited by an unlicensed door step sales person please do not buy from them, and call 101 to alert Police. Trading without a licence is a criminal offence and those caught will be put before the courts by the Police team.

Alpo Mani