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    BURGLARS WHO USE CHALK SYMBOLS TO MARK OUT HOMES

    For years our criminal justice system has bent over backwards to let burglars know they’ll get no more than a smack on the wrist – assuming they are caught in the first place.

    And that, of course, is a mighty big assumption. With so few police on the beat and so many burglars plying their trade, the chances of detection are vanishingly small.

    Meanwhile householders who stumble across an intruder are utterly confused about their rights to “have a go”. Bring down a burglar and like as not you’ll bring down the law on to your own head. so Wednesday’s news that villains in surrey have developed a simple code identifying what sort of goodies are on offer in the houses that are “tagged” came as a sort of weary confirmation of just how bad things have got.

    Daily Express | Columnists :: Burglars who use chalk symbols to mark out homes
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    If there’s a circle round the cross, it’s good news, of sorts – you have nothing worth stealing.
    Quick, everyone, draw that on your house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Quick, everyone, draw that on your house!
    That would be dishonest , Jenna.
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    I see this is a UK story & interesting to say the least. Do you all know of any of this happening here ?


    I'm also going to email the article to a couple of my buddies in the local pd & see if they've heard of it.
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    I'm wondering why burglars would want to advertise that information to other burglars...

    A notepad of addresses would be easier, and would prevent other burglars from jumping in and running off with all the loot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    That would be dishonest , Jenna.
    No honor among thieves, or their potential victims....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    I'm wondering why burglars would want to advertise that information to other burglars...

    A notepad of addresses would be easier, and would prevent other burglars from jumping in and running off with all the loot.
    Burglars are stupid, they would never be able to come up with that. It would be beyond their capabilities.


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    There have been reports of that happening in the Houston area but just a little different. Gangs are doing burn outs in front of houses they plan to burglarize later as a signal to the rest of the gang members. I talked with a HPD Officer last night who said they have had several home invasions and they are seeing this as a trend.
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