Crosspool residents warned to be vigilant

A local resident has been in touch to warn of three men aged 18-20 acting suspiciously in Crosspool on Thursday.

One knocked on one door of an empty-looking house and was surprised when the owner answered. He asked for directions and then set off walking the opposite way. He was later seen with two other youths knocking on other doors on nearby streets.

The police were notified via 101 and agreed this was suspicious behaviour. They suggested that it sounded as if they were canvassing properties with the potential to commit burglary.

A reminder to keep an eye out for anyone acting suspiciously and report to 101 if you do. Keep your valuables out of sight and to let elderly relatives/neighbours know that they should exercise caution when opening the door to strangers.

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