BLUE GRASS, Iowa — Police issued a warning about suspicious vans that have been reported in the area lately.
Blue Grass Police said on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, they got “a couple of reports of a suspicious white van rolling through town,” read a post on the department’s Facebook page. Police were told there were a couple of “questionable fellas inside…”
Other suspicious vans have been reported on the outskirts of town as well, the post said.
Police also made note of door-to-door solicitors. They advise that homeowners first ask whether the salesperson has a peddlers permit.
“If they say no, tell them you are not interested in what they have to say until they secure one from City Hall,” police said. Authorities ask that residents in this situation call 911 after the solicitor leaves, so police can verify that it is a legitimate business.
What it comes down to is, “if you see something suspicious call 911,” according to police.
“The seconds that it takes for you to call 911 will be paramount to the success of catching criminals in the act of committing crimes,” the post read.