Help needed to trace dodgy dealers

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Police are asking for help tracing people selling equipment from the back of a van.

Officers say calls relate to suspicious persons selling equipment from the back of hired vans and cars, especially around Falmouth and Helston, including Port Navas.

A police spokesman said low cost products, including chainsaws were being offered and urged caution in buying.

He added: “If you are approached and have concerns, please contact police. Particularly useful would be descriptions of vehicles, including number plate details and persons.”

Contact police on 101.

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6:40pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

There used to be a clapped out maroon coloured transit van selling stuff in Mullion every few weeks, haven't seen it lately. I saw the man knock at all the doors but for some reason he by-passed my door. Shame, I would have loved to ask where he got his stuff, saw one of my neighbours going over to the van and buying something.
There used to be a clapped out maroon coloured transit van selling stuff in Mullion every few weeks, haven't seen it lately. I saw the man knock at all the doors but for some reason he by-passed my door. Shame, I would have loved to ask where he got his stuff, saw one of my neighbours going over to the van and buying something. Gill Zella Martin 09
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8:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13

ucsweb says...

If the Police enforced Pedlar's licenses perhaps this wouldn't happen so much.
If the Police enforced Pedlar's licenses perhaps this wouldn't happen so much. ucsweb
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10:15am Sat 2 Feb 13

Wave says...

No evidence of any offence taking place.
No evidence of any offence taking place. Wave
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4:13pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

If I see a van selling stuff then I'll buy something, and ask for a receipt and take a note of the registration number, I am sure then they would be delighted to sell something to me!!!!!!
If I see a van selling stuff then I'll buy something, and ask for a receipt and take a note of the registration number, I am sure then they would be delighted to sell something to me!!!!!! Gill Zella Martin 09
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8:22am Thu 7 Feb 13

ucsweb says...

Street selling or door to door without a licence is an offence!
Street selling or door to door without a licence is an offence! ucsweb
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