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messageTwo Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Tractorlad 05 November, 2019 13:14

Maybe Iím just paranoid but I just had two gents knocking at my door looking for someone that doesnít live here.

I have the interaction on camera and reviewing the footage my suspicions seem to be confirmed.

Two IC3 males late 20s in smart tracksuits (if such a thing exists) with matching black baseball caps. One knocked at my door whilst the other steps back casually holding his phone to his ear and studies the alarm half way up the side of my house. The other then tries the front door handle and spots my camera so steps back and adjusts his cap. They obviously donít expect an answer so are surprised when I open the door. One mutters something about Donna being in, there is no Donna. I then challenge them on trying the door handle. They tell me they thought it was a a flat! What difference that makes I have no idea. Anyhow itís a semi, one knocker, one door bell. No way would you think it a flat. I stepped into the garden and purposefully watched them leave.

Iím worried what might have happened had I not been a home. Maybe overly suspicious on my part but my wife saw the video on her phone from work and commented the same without me prompting. Please be vigilant.



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messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by lameduck 05 November, 2019 13:39

Sounds like they are casing your place
I would not open door but deal through or behind the window
just incase they try to push in

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Tractorlad 05 November, 2019 13:50

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messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by goldilocks 05 November, 2019 14:09

Maybe send the picture to your local safer neighbourhoods team and a summary of what you've typed here. There have been a bit of a spate of vehicle robberies involving break ins recently.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Metallic 05 November, 2019 14:28

Just give us a general location of your home?

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by redjam 05 November, 2019 17:47

Not paranoid. I had a similar thing a year or so ago. Didn't think to do anything about it at the time but then found out the neighbour across the street had been burgled the same day, so I wish I'd acted on my instincts. Report it to the police.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by KidKruger 05 November, 2019 17:50

Just make sure youíre insured for loss of possessions.
These guys donít case without purpose.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Sue 06 November, 2019 00:27

Have you reported it?

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Tractorlad 06 November, 2019 07:30

No, i haven't reported it. I'm not sure who to and quite frankly I doubt the authorities would be interested


Sue Wrote:
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> Have you reported it?

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by IlonaM 06 November, 2019 07:57

Tractorlad Wrote:
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> No, i haven't reported it. I'm not sure who to
> and quite frankly I doubt the authorities would be
> interested
>
>
> Sue Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Have you reported it?


You could report it to your local SNT or 101. There is even a facility to report onlie to the Met Police. They might know the faces and in any event it all goes to building up local intelligence.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Chick 06 November, 2019 08:30

Why do you describe them as IC3?

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by IlonaM 06 November, 2019 08:39

Chick Wrote:
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> Why do you describe them as IC3?


'IC is police-speak for identifying the ethnicity of a person: identity codes include IC1 (White), IC3 (Black), IC4 (West Asian), IC5 (East Asian).4 Jan 2012
Met Police officer: 'It's an insult to call me racist' - Telegraph
[www.telegraph.co.uk] õ news õ uknews õ law-and-order õ Met-Police-...'

See also: [en.wikipedia.org]



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messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Chick 06 November, 2019 09:05

So why not just say black?

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Angelina 06 November, 2019 09:17

does it matter, Chick?

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by SpringTime 06 November, 2019 09:31

Should definitely report and share the imaging please.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by herne hilly 06 November, 2019 09:53

I think the point chick was making is most people do not know what ic3 means and it would be clearer if they said black.
this video comes to mind :
[twitter.com]

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Metallic 06 November, 2019 10:39

Why was that still taken down? Report it to 101 or online.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by snoopy17 06 November, 2019 11:10

why did you open the door.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Angelina 06 November, 2019 12:11

I don't know why people do - I usually just ask through the door who it is and say "I'll get my husband....he's in the garden with his friends, hold on", or "I can't open the door, the dog's going mad"

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by binkylilyput 06 November, 2019 14:14

Is it normal for people to not answer their door when someone knocks at it? I did not know this!

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by JohnL 06 November, 2019 14:26

binkylilyput Wrote:
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> Is it normal for people to not answer their door
> when someone knocks at it? I did not know this!

allegedly millennials always text first before coming over otherwise no answer ;)

[www.huffingtonpost.co.uk]



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messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by snoopy17 06 November, 2019 15:58

Yes I think its normal not to open your door to strangers especially if your not expecting anyone And eespecially if you have never seen them before.

No way would I open the door to two unknown men.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Penguin68 06 November, 2019 16:13

And so - and end to doorstep canvassing in this election...

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Chick 06 November, 2019 16:24

Angelina Wrote:
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> does it matter, Chick?


I think it does matter. I suspect the OP was concerned about being called racist. Describing the men as "black men" would be perfectly reasonable.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Sue 06 November, 2019 21:20

binkylilyput Wrote:
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> Is it normal for people to not answer their door
> when someone knocks at it? I did not know this!


Nor me!

Though if it's dark I usually shout through the door "Who is it?" if I'm not expecting anybody ......

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Tractorlad 06 November, 2019 21:54

I opened the door so they knew someone was in and they were rumbled. I live on a busy road and it was the middle of the day. I escorted them out of my garden.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by micromacromonkey 07 November, 2019 10:18

Angelina Wrote:
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> I don't know why people do - I usually just ask
> through the door who it is and say "I'll get my
> husband....he's in the garden with his friends,
> hold on", or "I can't open the door, the dog's
> going mad"

"I'm just polishing my baseball bat collection, be there in a minute" etc

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by yummumbums 10 November, 2019 12:05

Weíve just had 2 reasonably well dressed ladies knock our door and ask if we know anyone who speaks Portuguese! When told no they disappeared pretty quickly. We are on Ulverscroft rd. Anyone had anything similar today? Seems really odd!

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by Banzai 10 November, 2019 16:45

Yes, had the same question about Portuguese on Underhill a few days ago, very odd.

messageRe: Two Suspicious Men Knocking at my Door
Posted by alice 10 November, 2019 18:10

49,000 British people living in Portugal and 36,000 Portuguese people living in Britain. Maybe not so odd



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