Suspicious “alarm check” occurrences

Ridge Meadows

2021-05-19 10:41 PDT

File # Public Advisory

UPDATE - 2021-05-20

Police have identified and spoken with the man in regards to this incident and confirm he is related to a company in Alberta. Constable Julie Klaussner states, "While it appears no Public Health Order contraventions have occurred we absolutely understand why our citizens might feel uncomfortable with door-to-door sales in the midst of a pandemic. Police reiterate not to provide personal information or let anyone into their residence that they do not know or without a scheduled appointment. Thank you to our citizens for letting us know of your concerns. Call us if you need us." 


2021-05-19

Maple Ridge, BC – Ridge Meadows RCMP are looking for further occurrences and advising the public to be weary of pushy door to door sales tactics after receiving numerous suspicious reports of a man attempting to gain entry to residences to check alarm systems.

On May 18, 2021 in the early evening hours, Ridge Meadows RCMP received three separate complaints regarding a man attempting to do ‘alarm checks’ at residences. The man did not have any identification and when pressed by one resident for a business card the man left after indicating that he did not have any business cards however, advised he would return the next day. The man was representing himself as being affiliated to different businesses related to home security systems.

The man is described as:

Police would like to speak with the man as there have been discrepancies in the information provided to each of the residents.

Constable Julie Klaussner states, At this point we don’t know if this man was representing a legitimate company or not but all accounts stated the man was very polite, well spoken, and left the area without issue when asked to do so. To be clear, the man did not attempt to force entry into any of these residences.

Klaussner further states, Police just want to remind citizens not to provide personal information or let anyone into their residence that they do not know or without a scheduled appointment. We find it odd that, given the current Public Health Order, someone is choosing to perform door to door services without appointments.

If you experienced a similar incident or know who this man is police would like to hear from you. The Ridge Meadows RCMP non-emergency line is 604-463-6251 or report online at https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ridgemeadows/en.

Released by
Constable Julie Klaussner
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
 

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