Chilling CCTV footage has emerged – and every homeowner is being told to pay attention to it.
The video shows three men looking through the letter boxes of homes down a residential street.
The footage was filmed in Liverpool – and will send a chill down every homeowner’s spine.
The brazen trio appear to be trying to gain access to homes and the possessions inside them, reports The Liverpool Echo .
The footage, which was captured by a camera installed outside a house in Anfield, appears to show the two men approaching a number of properties before bending down to look inside.
In the footage, two men can be seen trying separate properties on Hornsey Road during the early hours of Monday, January 7.
One man, who is closest to the camera, brazenly climbs over a wall to try to access a property.
Since the footage was shared on Facebook, users have been quick to brand the men “vile”, “rats” and “scum”.
One user said: “Can’t wait for the day we get to see them get gripped. Little rats.”
And another simply wrote: “Scum”.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm we received a report of suspicious behaviour in Anfield in the early hours of Monday, January 7
“It was reported shortly after 7.35am on Monday that a group of three males had approached properties, trying letter boxes and windows, at about 3.30am that morning.”
Inspector Geoff Stewart said: “We did not receive any reports of burglary in the area at the time of this incident, but we continue to encourage anyone who sees anyone acting suspiciously in their neighbourhood to contact police.
“If you witnesses anything suspicious or have any CCTV or dashcam footage in the area in the early hours of Monday which might show the three males, or any other suspicious behaviour in Merseyside, we would ask that you send it to us so that we can make appropriate enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.
You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100006662 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here.
Source : BirminghamMail