Police Investigating Bogus Stickers Reports

Residents were worried that homes were being targeted




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The Metropolitan Police say they've received a number of calls from the public concerned after finding bogus stickers on their properties.

It follows a warning from Wandsworth Council that stickers supposedly promoting a locksmith business aren't real and may be being used by burglars to target local homes.

Since the news appeared residents in Chiswick, Ealing and Acton have reported seeing stickers on properties in the area. When Chiswickw4.com informed the local police, they said they were unaware of the reports and would check them out.

But on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police advised the public not to phone them and said that it had not yet made any connection between the stickers and homes being targeted for burglary.

Scotland Yard issued the latest notice after receiving “a substantial number of calls” from people concerned that their homes had been singled out with the transparent plastic stickers on their front doors.

Chiswick forum members have also reported similar stickers appearing on their properties.

The Metropolitan Police said; ''We are aware of stickers giving details for a locksmith being left on a number of properties across London. The telephone number given does not connect.

''We have received a number of calls from members of the public reporting such stickers and are working to establish exactly where the stickers have been found and if they are linked to any burglaries.

''At this stage we are only aware of one burglary, in Wandsworth, that has taken place at a property that has a sticker.

''However, we cannot confirm the property was burgled because it had a sticker.''

November 22, 2013