Suspicious 'contractors' ask to come inside; say no, says Cowlitz sheriff

In one case, jewelry was stolen

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Two men have been knocking on folks' doors and asking to come inside in three incidents in Woodland and the Lexington area of Kelso-Longview, says Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson.

In one case, jewelry was stolen, Nelson said, in a bulletin. The men have claimed to be 'contractors.'

The men are described as white and possibly Latino, one in his late 20s, the other 40 to 50.

In two cases, they left in a gray or silver car.

Don't open the door if you don't know them, Nelson warns, whatever reason they give.

Instead, say no and get a description of the men and their car. Be ready to call 911.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.