Eerie door knocks con­cern res­i­dents

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Ja­cob Wil­son ja­cob.wil­son@whit­sun­day­times. com.au

A SE­RIES of ul­tra-early morn­ing door­knocks have two Whit­sun­day res­i­dents call­ing for peo­ple to be vig­i­lant.

Ju­bilee Pocket res­i­dent Tracey Lord re­ceived an un­wel­come knock just a few days ago at 4am, fol­lowed by loud bang­ing against her fly­screen door.

De­cid­ing to in­ves­ti­gate, Ms Lord went out­side with a torch and found foot­prints in her yard.

Af­ter go­ing back to bed she heard the knock­ing re­turn 20 min­utes later.

While the mys­te­ri­ous knock­ing didn’t con­tinue in the fol­low­ing days, Ms Lord said some­one may have been scop­ing her prop­erty to de­ter­mine if it was empty.

“I thought it was some­one lost or drunk or maybe they are check­ing to see whether some­one is home and then just tak­ing off.”

She said peo­ple should keep a torch nearby in their bed­rooms in case other prop­er­ties are tar­geted.

Can­non­vale res­i­dent Kel­lie Chart also had an eerily sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence at 3am last Fri­day.

“I laid (in my bed) try­ing to work out what I heard but I knew it wasn’t just a bang, it was a knock,” she said.

“And then there was an­other lighter knock, so I stood up and yelled out and no-one an­swered, so I turned on my out­side lights and locked all my doors."

Se­nior Con­sta­ble John Bent­ley from the Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sta­tion said this wasn’t a “nor­mal mode” for break and en­ter crimes.

“But the mes­sage here is make sure our premises are se­cured,” he said.

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