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Secret Symbols the burglars use

Secret Symbols the burglars use

Secret Symbols the burglars use

The secret symbols indicate whether a home offers rich pickings, has already been burgled or, more disturbingly, is occupied by a vulnerable female.

These are the most commonly found symbols to help residents stay one step ahead.

“Knowledge is power.
“We do not want to alarm people, only inform them.”
As well as identifying prime property, the secret code also warns burglars away from homes which have nothing worth stealing or are too risky to break into.

New Warning from the Guardia Civil

If you are a resident please keep an eye out for these little pieces of plastic which are inserted between door frames of properties.

They are put there by burgles/thieves…. if the plastic remains in place, this indicates that the property is unoccupied.

If found report the incident to the Guardia Civil by calling 062.


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Tracy Ann

There are lots of other scams that burglars use – This is a true experience that I wish to share so others do not fall into the same trap that I did, I hasten to add that this did NOT happen in Benidorm, but could happen anywhere. Back in 2007 we bought a brand new build house on a brand new urbanization in Torrevieja. We were out for a week in April 2008 finalising all the paperwork which included trips to the bank to pick up new cards etc and trips to the notary. We finally picked up the keys… Read more »

Neil Radford
Neil Radford

Oh dear, unbelievable the levels they go to!

Jill Shail

Yes they are very organised which is why they can be very difficult for the Police to catch x