Burglary Story: Boiling mad.

by Andy Searle

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They got in through a small window at the side of the house. I’m saying they, I’m very sure there was more than one of the S.O.B’s and that’s the opinion of the police also.

The window is one of those lift up and down types. The top was screwed shut years ago before we moved in and I have now screwed a block on each side so that the window will not slide up more than six inches. I have fitted a lock. Before there was only a crescent shaped latch that slide over. That got busted when our uninvited guests levered up the window.

Not too much got taken, but enough to make me boiling mad. Small portable TV, some of my tools that were in the house, a clock radio, cuff links that were of no value whatsoever! Amazingly the burglars left my PC and an old VHS recorder. There were no credit cards left in the house. They made a heck of a mess, specially so in the kitchen where they seemed to have fun tipping stuff out of packets and boxes.

Wrenching open the window must have made a racket but nobody heard anything, nobody saw anything, nobody wants to know anything. I should have an alarm but they would not have heard that either.

A guard dog is what I want. As big a dog as I can get. The neighbors will not hear it bark if the S.O.B’s come back, but the burglars will feel its teeth.

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Nov 02, 2008

Keeping cash in the jars.

by: Anonymous


They tip all the stuff out because many people stuff a roll of bills in the coffee, in the breakfast cereal, in the rice jar and places. Burglars know this and will look there for cash. You have to think of the places they will not think of.


Jun 18, 2008

Prevent this happening to you again.

by: Martin (editor)


Hi Andy,

To help prevent this happening to you again join your neighborhood watch, if there isn’t one in operation then start one. A ‘watch’ will educate your neighbors not to close their ears to unusual noise from your property or close their eyes to suspicious strangers.

If you don’t think that folks would respond to a siren only alarm, consider an auto dial alarm.

Thank you very much for your submission.

Martin (editor)


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