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A mother has warned people to be aware of a burglary trick involving kidney beans that could mean their homes are being targeted.

Maria Celino-Straker thought she was simply the victim of a silly prank when she woke to find a mess of kidney beans on her doorstep in North Tyneside on Monday morning.

But after speaking to a relative who is an ex-police officer, she now believed the mess was a sign of something more calculated.

She said the kidney beans were being used as a tactic by potential burglars wanting to scope out whether or not people were at home.

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https://www.aol.co.uk/news/mum-issues-burglary-warning-being-103344515.html

MelissaLee1963
a month ago
What do you think of this?
telmel
telmela month ago

I would have thought baked beans would have been cheaper to use M , but i suppose the footprints left could trace them back to the sauce , i mean source 😊

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a month ago

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a month ago
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telmel
telmela month ago

With the hot weather we had you could toss an egg on as well and get beans and egg on toast

What a waste of beans though

But i like the joke someone made "In heinz sight it could be worse, however hope someone spills the beans on who it could have bean,"

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

Burglars are obviously a bit thick because you might not even use your front door as an entrance or could just be home for a few days.

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Pppathome
Pppathomea month ago

They lucky isn't wasn't a banana peel 🤣😅

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

It really annoys me when things like this are publicised as it puts ideas into the heads of those who commit crime.

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davidstockport
davidstockporta month ago

Got to disagree Lyn - the lowlife already know all these tricks, but it alerts those who don't know what to look out for.😀

Out of interest; this trick does indicate that the perpetrator does not want to break into a house where somebody might be at home (few burglars do).

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

davidstockport yes you are right, I hadn't thought of it that way, but might still put ideas into the heads of those looking to start on a burglary 'career' lol.

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davidstockport
davidstockporta month ago

Lynibis They can go to YouTube to learn all the tricks - I was surprised to find out how easy it is to pick locks - only out of interest though 😀 (but who knows one day it might come in handy)😀 .

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a month ago

davidstockport Thanks for the heads up David.I tried to let myself in with a credit card once just to prove that I could..er think I'll stick to the key it's considerably easier lol.

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davidstockport
davidstockporta month ago

MelissaLee1963 By the weirdest of coincidences, within two minutes of referring to lock picking I found, when looking for something else, a gif that showed how to pick a Yale type lock.

The black L thing is just something put in to create slight pressure to turn the cylinder, locking the tumblers in open position, there is an easier and quicker method called bumping. Image

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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a month ago

We're getting rather good at this squire.

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