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Random guy knocking on door late at night

Hi,

May be nothing but with other crime in the area I thought better to give a heads up.

At about 10.30pm tonight a man knocked on our door on East Dulwich Road, i said hello through the blinds a couple of times then he said he must have the wrong address. I saw he didn't try the flats upstairs and walked off down the road. It all seemed a bit odd to me as it's fairly hard to confuse our address with others. He was a black male, bald, fairly stocky,looked mid 30s. Has anyone else experienced similar?

Not sure it's worth a 999 call but have been on hold to 101 for 35 mins now, perhaps can report online?
Whereabouts, approximately, on EDR? Definitely suspicious. Had similar near Goose Green, last time was a year ago. Were your lights on?
The petrol station area of EDR. Yes lights were on too which made me think it was a bit odd if it was something suspicious unless seeing if people just leave lights on when out...
We had this on Friday night, Court Lane, we were in the back of the house, lights not on in the front. Doorbell rang about 9.30/10, complete stranger on the doorstep. He just asked if this was [our address] - pretty obvious with door number then wandered off. Opportunistic burglar?? Not worth a 999 call, similar problem on hold with 101.
This is unlikely to be random.

Had the same thing happen us. But I couldn't be bothered to get out of bed. Next thing they'd kicked the font door in expecting an empty house. I jumped out of bed and chased them out of the house and called the Police.

Stranger knocking at that time please call Police 101 no emergency number. Might be genuine. Much more likely someone looking for an empty home to burgle.

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That mustve been scary James! Was that recently and where abouts are you?

101 hold time was a joke and top police chief says it's a waste of time

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What else can we do?

Thanks,

Elliot

James Barber Wrote:

This is unlikely to be random.

Had the same thing happen us. But I couldn't be
bothered to get out of bed. Next thing they'd
kicked the font door in expecting an empty house.
I jumped out of bed and chased them out of the
house and called the Police.

Stranger knocking at that time please call Police
101 no emergency number. Might be genuine. Much
more likely someone looking for an empty home to
burgle.
At 11.10pm, a stranger, saying he had a delivery for my house number, knocked at our door.
he was driving a Mercedes commercial van, Sprinter type, very large. Looked like a Polish reg LRV422
The address of the boxes were for a different 53m in Thamesmead !

All a bit strange.
Now the school holidays have kicked in I would imagine there are lots of opportunists on the prowl.

Also criminals are taking advantage of the police cuts so they are not too bothered as it takes so long for them to respond to calls.

Make sure lights are on and even invest in a beware of dog sign.
Had this tonight. Guy knocks on door asks pretty random question about fir sale sign and which flat is it. Then went off.

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