Leaving Cash Out.
I have not tried this myself and I’m not that convinced I ought to.
Every time that she leaves her home, a girlfriend of mine always leaves a purse out with only about twenty dollars in it. Her theory is that should she be burglarized, the thieves will find that purse and not trash up her place looking for cash.
Her claim is that mostly the thieves are not aiming to take T.V. sets and large expensive stuff but are mostly kids, teens that is, looking for the means to get their meth and other drugs.
Several times she has pressed me to do the same. I can see where she is coming from. I’d rather have a small amount of cash stolen than have a burglar smash my stuff in frustration. But my way is to hide everything. I know that if they spend long enough looking they will find it. I don’t know what the best is to do?
Incidentally, both my girlfriend and me lock up our homes, doors and windows, before we leave them but we don’t have alarms. My neighbors are very good and would do something if someone tried breaking in. I’m not so confident about my girlfriends neighbors.