In Australia, homeowners are being urged to check their entryways, fences, and mailbox for signs of unusual markings.
A resident from Adelaide shared their discovery on Reddit after they found three different codes on their home’s entry, gutter pipe, and fence.
Pictures show that some parts of the house had been marked with multiple parallel lines.
According to the homeowner, they noticed the markings on their fence and the back door sometime during the night.
They puzzled over the message and wondered if it could be a sign of a potential burglary.
The resident then explained that their home’s front door is concealed by a large garden.
The resident noted that the front door of their home is not accessible from the street.
The back door is, however, accessible from the street. The four strike marks on the back entrance were the last ones they came across. They said that a nearby home had an “S” marking on its door.
Some users on Reddit suggested that the markings might have been made by local graffiti artists.
Others thought that they might have been left by would-be thieves.
However, it was quickly agreed that the markings most likely came from thieves who are looking to break into the home.
The messages on the markings refer to the days that the thieves have been observing the house and the number of times they’ve used the entrance in a day.
Other users noted that these were no threats, and they should remove them immediately.
The homeowner, who didn’t own a dog, said that they had reported the incident to the police.
The resident noted that they had reported the matter to the police.
They said that they became paranoid after they found the markings at the end and start of the street.