Please see below a report from a member in Edgware. This guy was probably a burglar and if this happens to you call police on 999. Most of these criminals are arrested by direct call to police from members of the public.
‘Dodgy window cleaner’
I just had a very strange chap knock at my door. When I answered it, he told me he was “the window cleaner”. I told him he wasn’t my window cleaner and he told me “well this was the address he gave me”.
I asked him who “he” was and he mumbled something and walked off down the path. I then saw him putting a ladder up against next door (they are out). However, when a parcel delivery man appeared, he quickly took it down and went off down the road.
He had no form of transport; just a bucket and a ladder.
I mention this as not only did I think he was very suspicious but we had a very similar experience at my previous address – and that “window cleaner” turned out to be a burglar who succeeded in breaking into two flats before being discovered by the porter!
Please remember that this is worth a 999 call particularly as we are approaching the seasonal burglary peak.
The Police are launching their new campaign todasy with their partner agencies. I will be sending you info on that as soon as we get it.
Paul Hammond, Barnet Boroughwatch