|Photo taken by Eltham resident|
The local police team,
Keen tweeters have been reporting sightings of these stickers and brought them to the attention of local police. One was praised: "...That was due to all you spreading the word after I posted about it yesterday! We didn't realise how many houses were effected."
Wandsworth Council have also spotted this worrying practice in their area and posted about it last Thursday on their website at http://ow.ly/qPJVw
Tweeters have speculated on the seemingly large number of houses which seems to have been stickered and that we must have a very busy group of burglars.Others have speculated on quite how it all works.
But, reassuringly, local police this morning tweeted "These stickers being placed on doors are v. suspicious but don't be too worried, we've only had 3 residential burglaries this month!"
The Eltham Safer Neighbourhood Team have distributed this notice, as posted by the Greenwich University SU:
Press reports now in:
- Evening Standard about the scam in Wandsworth (18.11.13)
- The Telegraph ditto (18.11.13)
- itv News (19.11.13)
(though these read as if in response to the same press release)
- Metropolitan Police: Greenwich News: "Locksmiths stickers and burglary in your area" (19.11.13)