Police warn of burglars identifying homes by drawing symbols on the walls

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SEVERAL suspicious incident have been reported in Warwickshire over the last few days where home owners have noticed symbols chalked onto the walls of their houses or onto surfaces nearby.

Police say there is evidence that these chalked symbols are used by thieves as a means to identify a property for burglary.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: “If you spot chalked symbols around your own or other homes please contact police immediately on 101 and describe the symbols to the operator. If possible please also take a photo of the symbol if you have a camera on your mobile phone.”