Battle Police are advising residents in the Netherfield area to be vigilant after receiving a report of two males acting suspiciously and offering a number of electrical items for sale to residents including chain saws, from the back of an unknown vehicle.
No items were purchased and the men moved on.
Police are asking residents not to buy from cold callers who turn up on your doorstep
A police spokesman said: “Always take photographic ID from whoever they buy from, so that if items turn out to be stolen you can tell police who sold them.
“Be wary of people selling more than one expensive second hand item. Think carefully before buying expensive items from market stalls or car boot sales.”