Burglary Story : Weird Burglary.
by P. Vally.
Three years ago we were the victims of a really weird robbery. We had been out of the house for just over four hours, visited friends and a spell of shopping.
The first thing that told us something was wrong was, standing at our front door we could hear our TV set. Let me be clear, we are not daytime viewers, we are certain that it is not the case one of us left the thing on when we left our home.
After standing looking at each other for what seemed an age, I put the key in the lock. We did not think about the possibility of some person being inside, we were just mystified about the TV, at that point we did not fear we had been burglarized. But as soon as we were inside it hit us. There was our stuff everywhere. They hit every room. They had taken mostly electronic stuff, some rings, there is never any cash or credit cards in the house. If you have ever been burglarized you will know that it takes weeks before you know what has been stolen and what hasn’t.
The other weird thing. They had pulled our stuff out from everywhere but did not vandalize or damage things. Except that is my wife’s photograph album which contains photographs of my wife’s family going right back. There is even a photo of her grandfather as a young man standing next to his father. They had pulled most of them from the album and ripped up many, why?
The police officer said the probable motive for switching on the TV set was to cover the noise they made. I’m not sold on that. We could not hear the television until we were at out front door, and if it had been turned up louder wouldn’t that have attracted as much attention as the noise itself?
The police officer could offer no explanation about the photographs. Weird.