Glasgow & West Scotland

Secret 'housebreaking code' spotted in East Kilbride

Housebreaker's Code Image copyright Police Scotland

A secret "Housebreaker's Code" has been used to target properties in the west of Scotland, police have warned.

Officers have now issued a key to the code, which they said had recently been spotted in East Kilbride.

The characters scrawled on houses and sheds by criminals can indicate whether a property is alarmed, has vulnerable occupants or has been robbed before.

Police Scotland has urged members of the public to report any sightings of the symbols.

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