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Bloke going through people's bins

Just caught a bloke going through my elderly neighbor's bins. When I asked what he was doing he said hesitantly that he was looking for shoes. I told him he should ask first. Then saw him further down the road going through someone else's bins. They clocked him and he disappeared. Not sure if he was up to no good but be careful when disposing of personal info.
Where was this? There's a bloke who I regularly see going through bins in houses/flats facing the rye,between Barry rd and the crossroads. Looks like hes realm keen on recycling. I see him picking leaves out of gravel too. Same guy, or another *character*.
This happens everywhere, all the time. Never bin anything with your personal details on without shredding or obscuring first and then there's no problem. If you've binned it, you don't need it anyway.
If someone says hesitantly that they are looking for shoes in a bin, is it not possible that rather than having criminal intent they may have mental health issues?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 12, 10:18pm by Sue.

Had two eastern European women looking through mine. They had a shopping trolley. I asked what they wanted, they said clothes, but they had all sorts.
String vest, they were going through bins in my road this morning.
I had my identity stolen earlier in the year. Bank accounts, credit cards, personal loans and catalogue accounts were taken out in my name. I'm still trying to sort it out now and my credit rating is destroyed as a result. I really would urge everyone to shread anything with any personal information on before putting it in the bin.
I had someone called "Micheal Jackson" ... yes, Micheal Jackson! with an outstanding balance on a Marisota catalogue. I had to explain that Micheal Jackson didn't live at my house, if he did, I would have no objection to his collection frocks, but that I wasn't liable for his debt.
Saw someone go through black plastic bags opposite rummaging, found a cup, middle eastern in appearance I think.
I know this is a old thread but i had 2 women going through the bins this afternoon on ivanhoe Road, I personally don't give a toss if they are looking for clothes etc but they keep ripping the bags open in the green bin and it's bloody stinks as well as attracting flys in the heat! Its stopped for a while and now they are back, it's starting to get on my t*ts! Anyone know what they are actually looking for? Sorry to bring this up again but it's bloody jaring!!!
Did you not talk to them and ask what they were doing?

Surely that would be more useful than asking other people on here??
Sue Wrote:

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> If someone says hesitantly that they are looking
> for shoes in a bin, is it not possible that rather
> than having criminal intent they may have mental
> health issues?


or a need for shoes.
it's not rocket science.

They're looking for anything of value, as people throw all sorts away and people's idea of rubbish is different to other people's.
Jules-and-Boo Wrote:

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> it's not rocket science.
>
> They're looking for anything of value, as people
> throw all sorts away and people's idea of rubbish
> is different to other people's.


You know this how?
because I asked
You asked the people going through the bins?

OK that's cool.

So they weren't looking for shoes?
Sorry, duplicate post



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was july 12, 10:48pm by Sue.

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