Suspicious door-to-door sales

We have received the following message from Police Scotland about suspicious door-to-door sales calls in the area.

Crime prevention

Police Scotland have over the last two days received a number of reports of a group of males in the Inverurie, Kintore and Westhill areas who have been going door to door trying to sell household items. The males identify themselves as being ex-prisoners from the Middlesburgh area and have in the main been polite.

The majority of these individuals do not have licences to sell door to door and a number have been charged accordingly.

If attending at the door, the public are advised to ask to see the relevant licence, and of not provided, politely ask them to leave. If you feel threatened or have information into any crime that you believe may have been committed by this group of individuals please contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Public are also reminded of basic security advice to lock doors and secure valuable items.

This messaging system is not for reporting crime as responses are not monitored 24/7. If you have time-critical information regarding the content of the above message, or if you wish to report any other non-urgent matter, please call 101. In an emergency, call 999.

Police Scotland's North East Division covers rural and urban areas in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. The division has five territorial command areas which have their own dedicated Area Commander, who is responsible for the daily policing function. Each command area is served by a number of community policing teams whose activities are built around the needs of the local community. These teams respond to local calls and look for long term solutions to key issues. They are assisted by the division's Crime Reduction Unit who deliver against Force and local priorities in a number of areas, including physical and social crime prevention, supporting and enhancing community engagement and creating and sustaining strong and effective partnership working.

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Alistair MacKenzie (Partnerships and Events, North East Division, Police Scotland)
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