Sandy Springs Police Crime Prevention Specialist Larry Jacobs offers the following tips on how to identify suspicious behavior in your neighborhood and ways to avoid becoming a victim.
Door to door solicitation
Individuals who represent themselves as a legitimate business are often times conducting fraudulent or potential criminal activity. The following are suggestions about how to create and maintain a safe and secure residential environment and how to handle the unwanted or unauthorized solicitor.
- If a persons behavior is deemed to be suspicious, you should call 911.
- If you receive any knock at the door and an unfamiliar person is observed, you should be very cautious about opening the door.
- It is important to note that a knock on the door should not go unanswered in some manner—whether opening the door or talking through the door. Criminals posing as a legitimate solicitor are looking for an