Bizarre ‘Button Man’ targets Jesmond houses for possible burglary

Have you seen the Button Man?

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Police in Jesmond are investigating a number of reports of buttons being stuck on our front doors, which could be marking our houses out for burglary.

Jesmond residents were left quaking in their beds after rumours thieves are targeting houses with buttons glued on their doors.

Cops have no clue why the buttons have appeared but say it’s unusual and warn to check your doors and windows are locked.


Some believe buttons placed on houses highlight them for burglary, a tactic used by robbers.

The Union said: “We’ve been alerted to potential burglaries. If there is a button stuck on your door, remove it and tell police.”