Burglar ‘code’ used to mark YOUR home before break-in - look out for THIS sign on your bin.
Signs and symbols used as a code to mark property before a break-in have been revealed, and now experts have explained how to protect your home from crime. Look out for this drawing on walls, doors and even bins outside your property.
The markings are used by burglars to communicate with each other and let each other know which properties are easiest to break in to, and which should be avoided.
The signs were highlighted by Police in 2015.
Meanings include ‘alarmed house’, ‘previously burgled’, ‘good target’, and ‘vulnerable occupant’.
Others are ‘nothing worth stealing’, ‘too risky’, ‘wealthy’, and ‘occupants afraid’.