UPDATE:RNC locate male soliciting in Torbay

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Following a warning about a suspicious male going door to door in Torbay, the RNC has issued an update.

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The RNC says members of it's patrol services have located the male and verified that he does in fact work for a company in Nova Scotia conducting surveys and collecting data in towns and cities across the country.

They still say that people should verify the identity of anyone going door to door for any reason.

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) has issued a public advisory to homeowners in the Torbay area in relation to a suspicious person going door to door, conducting a survey.

The RNC said in a news release, it has come to the attention of the town of Torbay that a man has been going to homes in the area of Clement’s Lane off Indian Meal Line, stating that he is conducting a survey for Metrobus/ public transit on behalf of the town of Torbay.

The town of Torbay and Metrobus wish to advise the public that they are not undertaking any such survey and homeowners should be wary of this person.

The man is described as being 50 to 60 years of age and having a scruffy appearance. He has been seen driving a grey Chevrolet Cruz and is carrying an iPad. Residents in the area have reported that he is knocking on resident’s front and back doors and has been very aggressive when speaking to them.

The RNC advises residents that if approached at your home by a door-to-door sales person, homeowners should ask for official identification and contact the organization directly, prior to allowing any stranger into their homes or giving them personal information or money.

Geographic location: Torbay

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  • Jay
    May 24, 2014 - 19:14

    In case the proofreaders at the Telegram are interested, the contraction "it's" is short for "it is." "It's" is not meant to show possession. Notwithstanding, was this guy hurting anybody by asking a few questions? Who cares if he's getting paid, he's doing a job. If you don' want to answer, just ask him to leave. The petty jealousy is unbelievable, so much for Newfoundlanders' so-called hospitality.

  • Tell Him Where To Go
    May 23, 2014 - 12:42

    He wants your information or opinions for free while he gets paid? Sorry guy, my time is not for your benefit. If he is asking questions about Metrobus in Totbay something should go off as as wrong since Metrobus does not service Torbay at all. Something still is not right with his story.

  • Geoff Gallant (Torbay Deputy Mayor)
    May 23, 2014 - 11:42

    Good Job RNC! Our residents were uncomfortable and concerned. You listened, investigated, and clarified asap. Thx! ‪#‎goodpolicing‬

  • Fact Checker
    May 23, 2014 - 10:51

    He goes to the back door? So what! Most NL houses around the bay don't use the front door. Also, in a rural setting like some places in Torbay where houses are all over the place facing in all directions, it is hard to tell the difference. He is aggressive? Sounds like a subjective sensationalized term to me. He is scruffy? Sounds like discrimination against someone with a beard. He does not work for the "Town of Torbay"? Sounds like someone misinterpretation of "I am doing work ON the town of Torbay". Seems more like a RNC shoot first ask questions later policy backed by a few hoity-toity snobs who could care less about anything except themselves.