Residents in Byron are told to check sales permits

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

BYRON —Byron residents concerned about the intentions of some traveling salesmen knocking on their doors are being urged to ask to see their permits before talking to them.

Sgt. Scott Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department said anyone authorized to go door to door selling goods in Byron must have a permit issued by the city.

City officials in Byron said Friday that they had issued a permit to one party to sell vacuum cleaners door to door in Byron. That permit is good for 10 days.

Several residents, in e-mails, told of concerns about the salesmen casing homes to rob. Residents are sharing their concerns with each other to be aware, and to take action to keep their homes locked and garage doors closed. Behrns said there have been no recent break-ins in Byron.


Behrns said people should contact authorities if the salesmen are unable to show a permit.

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