Police warn of a new method that thieves are using to target apartments
The National Police released details yesterday (Wednesday) of methods being used by burglars to find apartments and holiday homes that aren’t being used regularly before they target them to break into. They have called the new modus operandi 'friends of others' as they have accomplices on complexes assisting them.
Specifically, they are advising property owners to check if there are any threads of glue between the door frame and the front door, particularly right at the bottom where it could just look like dirt or dust threads, as these are being placed by the thief’s accomplices.
In their press release, the National Police say that a partner on a complex is putting small traces of glue on the doors of apartments, then they check them to see over time which ones are still there because the front door hasn’t been opened, meaning the property spends a lot of time empty.
When they have a record of apartments not being used, the accomplice lets the thief into the complex one night, and he carries out the burglaries on the targeted properties giving a share of the profits to the person who ‘glued’ the apartments.
Police are asking people to check their doors and frames, or if they’re not on the islands, to ask someone they trust to check it, and if they see any signs to take a photo on their phone, remove it to deter thieves, and contact the police so they can learn of complexes being targeted.
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