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Police reassure residents who have chalk marks on their property

Concerned residents who have noticed white chalk marks on their property been reassured by police.

Police in Craigavon have said that they “have no evidence to connect chalk markings with criminal activity or theft of pets”.

However, they did add: “Having said that, vigilance is the best weapon you have against criminals.

“If you notice chalk markings on your property, do not panic! Take a picture of the markings and remove them from your wall, path or fence. Give us a call to make us aware and this will help us target our patrols and identify if the markings are related to any criminality.”

This follows on from last week where police in Banbridge thanked the Dromore community for their vigilance in reporting suspicious activity in the Laganvale and Thornhill Drive areas on Sunday.

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Inspector Leslie Badger said: “We received a number of reports throughout the day on Sunday of males in a white van acting suspiciously and white chalk marks appearing on garden fences.

“We shared this information on our social media sites to make the public aware and advised householders to remove any chalk marks on their property.

“While there is no evidence at this stage to link the chalk marks to crime, there is no doubt that vigilance and preventative measures reduce the likelihood of a crime taking place.

“We conducted a number of patrols around the town last night and fortunately found no suspicious activity.

“If you find chalk marks on your property, remove them and if you notice any suspicious activity or vehicles please contact us straight away on 101. Working together in this way and sharing information allows us to protect our communities and deter criminals.”

You can contact police on 101.

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