Posted January 11, 2019 08:51:52It’s hard to know exactly what the sign means.

But it might be the word “no trespasser”.

In the early days of the internet, signs were a common sight in Sydney’s suburbs.

They read: “no trespassers allowed”.

“The message was that people were not welcome on the premises and that the police and security personnel were there to protect us,” said a source close to the matter.

A lot has changed in the past decade, but signs still remain.

“I think the word ‘no’ is still very important,” said another source.

“If you see the police or security personnel in the vicinity of the property, they might just say ‘no’.”

You can’t expect people to be rude.

“What to do when you see police and private security officersA sign posted outside a Sydney property could be a sign of a crackdown by police.

But it’s also a warning that you might not want to cross paths with them.

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