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Watch out for faulty salesmen

Posted: Saturday, Nov 17th, 2012

ALAMOSA The Alamosa Police Department wishes to notify area residents of recent criminal activity occurring in the neighboring community of Salida. Please be aware of the activity described below, exercise caution when deciding whether or not to open doors to strangers, and report suspicious people and circumstances to police immediately.

The Salida Police Department report three cases recently in which magazine salespeople would go door to door selling subscriptions, asking to use the bathroom, and then stealing items. Similarly, the Colorado Springs Police Department also reported a recent case where a magazine salesman sold a subscription to the victim and came back later entering the residence and taking a wallet.

Although Salida is approximately 70 miles north of Alamosa, it has been the experience of the Alamosa Police Department that this type of criminal activity can be transitory in nature and offenders are known to travel between our cities committing similar crimes.

Especially entering the holiday season it is very important for all community members to be suspicious of all types of solicitation (in-person, email, and phone) that they are not familiar with or that cannot be verified as legitimate. Anyone experiencing anything suspicious, please call the Alamosa Police Department, 589-2548.

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