Burglary Story : Down the alley.
by Rick Ogden
Three homes got hit the same day. We all have houses with an narrow alley down one side of the house. When someone is down this alley they can’t be seen from the street or from the backyards.
The burglars got in by working on a window that is half the way down this alley, they used brute force but did not break the glass. They must have made noise, no body heard though. They took small stuff, some cash (more than we should have had lying around the place,) some jewelry, and a radio. Took similar stuff from the other homes.
What we have done is replaced the window with one that slides and have bars over the front of that. We also have had an iron gate, with a lock, erected in the front of the alley. It could be climbed over but should slow up a thief, and if anyone were to see someone climbing over the gate they would know to call the cops, we hope.