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Augusta County Sheriff's Office Warns of Possible Scam

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Augusta County Sheriff's Office Crime Watch Bulletin:

Citizens of Augusta County,

Please be advised that the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office is currently monitoring individuals in their county for possible illegal activity.  It is believed that they may also attempt contact with our citizens here in Augusta County, I have attached the press release from the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office published in the News Gazette. 

Please be on the lookout for these individuals in Augusta County, more especially the southern border of our jurisdiction.  If you have contact with these individuals please report that to our office at 540-245-5333. 

All individuals involved have been identified by the Sheriff's Office in Rockbridge. They are operating out of a white van with Florida tags; they have a peddler licenses issued from Amherst County under the name "Advantage Diversified".  They do not have a license to operate in Augusta County under that name.  

Do not participate in their sales pitch and do not under any circumstance allow them in your residence. 

News Gazette Press Release

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT WARNING:   A warning has been issued by the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office concerning a white female selling kitchenware door-to-door in areas including Natural Bridge and Timber Ridge.  The woman is driving a white van with tinted windows and Florida license plates and is accompanied by at least two black males.  Sheriff Chris Blalock warned the woman is "extremely pushy" about getting into people's home. "Do not let them into your home," Blalock cautioned.  The concern from law enforcement officials is that the sales pitch is a diversion intended to distract residents while items are stolen from the home.  Residents are asked to call the sheriff's office at 463-7328 if the peddlers visit their homes. 

Thank You,
Corporal Derek Almarode
Augusta County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit

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