Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Burglars' Secret Chalk Markings (Stanmore, UK)

20 March 2014

    By John Shammas

Crooks are sketching signs to indicate if homes are worth breaking into, with police calling on the public to keep an eye out.

A secret code used by burglars is being employed across homes in Harrow, police have confirmed.

Council street cleaners began noticing the signs chalked outside of households in Stanmore, which have nationally been reported to each indicate a different meaning, ranging from letting criminals know if the home owner is a woman living alone to signalling that there is nothing worth stealing. […]