November 21st, 2006 08:01 PM
retsupt99 Was Robbed Last Night...
I can't believe this happened in our neighborhood last night...
I became aware of a problem this morning on my way to work. My wife and I were both in the car when I reached up to turn on my 'radar detector'...gone...and at the same time, my wife was going through the CD folder which she had found on the seat when she entered the car. She was wondering to herself why I had not put in back in the dash...which has a little shelf built in for it.
I said, "Hey, where's my radar detector?" She said, "Maybe it fell on the floor." I was thinking...NO WAY...but I reached for my 'expensive' multi-cell mag light to look on the floor...gone! (Not the floor, the mag light...)
Some of the CD's were missing, but all the Christian music was still there...mmmmmmmm...mmmmmmm..."Oh my gosh!" (not my exact words)...were were robbed.
Now we live in a brand new subdivision with about 200 houses...a great little nieghborhood with only three entrances/exits. As best as we could figure, my wife was out in the car last night at 9 p.m. to gather her school stuff...she remembers not locking the door (for the first time) because her hands were full, and hey, what's going to happen here? We were up at 5 a.m. and loading the car by 6 a.m.
Aparently, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m...we lost about $500 dollars worth of items. I called the sheriff's department and found out that we were one of 10! Apparently, this has been going on for a couple of weeks, even with stepped up partols.
Yep, my wife should have locked the car...but just down the road, one car was a 'smash and grab', so maybe it was best that the car WAS unlocked, at least I don't have to replace a window.
The deputy was just at our home for a short time...and was off to take other reports in the neighborhood. The deputy did tell me that there would be some unmarked vehicles parked in our neighboorhood, during the middle of the night, for a few days.
I'm sure this has happened to some of your neighborhoods, too! It is a very odd feeling...like your personal space has been violated. I don't expect to get anything back, but that's ok...it's only 'stuff', and I've never seen a U-Haul behind a hearse yet...so I can let that go. It's the idea of the next step...a home broken into...or a person harmed.
Needless to say, I am planning on some late night observations for the next few nights.
I certainly hope the 'greedy dirtbags' get caught, but in reality...probably not!
Just felt like sharing...
Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend.
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November 21st, 2006 08:05 PM
Thats too bad thats one reason why i like to park in the garage if i can
November 21st, 2006 08:08 PM
Really sorry to hear that. Its not fun. About 3 years ago I had stuff taken from my home. The theif were not very smart. They took a cheap DVD player that you could not program without the remote control and that was left on the coffee table.
November 21st, 2006 08:09 PM
Be safe in your observations, retsupt99. Don't do anything that will put your life in danger. It's unfortunant to hear your stuff was stolen, and I'm sorry about that. But fortunantly, it was just property and not involving anyone's life.
November 21st, 2006 08:12 PM
That sums it up well Ken - and I think most folks would agree to feeling the same.
like your personal space has been violated
Not a good thing to find out and I am wondering whether you have any motion lights out front - as IMO those can make for a good deterrant. Seems some slimeballs are ''doing'' the neighborhood - and it proves sadly that even the ''good'' neighborhoods are not immune - nowhere is these days it seems
Certainly increase your home surveillance a bit but chances are you are now ''done'' and ''they'' will be looking to fresher pastures. I am glad at least you suffered ''only'' property loss - bad enough that that is - but no actual attack scenario.
Any neighborhood watch schemes around you? Wonder if that could help strengthen the general security around the area.
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November 21st, 2006 08:18 PM
Yep, getting robbed sucks. Hope they get they perps.
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November 21st, 2006 08:34 PM
My Mom's cousins were getting ready to move into a brand new house in a brand new subdivision. Day before they were supposed to move in all of their brand new appliances were gone. Apparently a crew that was doing landscaping in the neighborhood during the day was taking appliances from the houses during the night. During the summers I deliver building supplies to new subdivisions, and the lot that is building the houses and doing the work in a new neighborhood isn't always a bunch of choirboys. Just something to think about depending on how new the subdivision is.
Hope they catch em. G'luck and be safe in your observations.
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November 21st, 2006 08:41 PM
Need to put a GPS tracking divice on everything [except christian music, which is what they really need].
November 21st, 2006 08:45 PM
Glad your all ok , and i wouldnt look for a rash of home invasions either . Good neighborhoods have all the " goodies " so are in fact targeted. Just try to have good holidays , and lock your doors .
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November 21st, 2006 09:33 PM
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November 21st, 2006 10:14 PM
Bad news! I'm glad everyone is safe at least! Stuff can be replaced, but unless you're a cat there's only one life. I hope they catch the BGs.
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November 21st, 2006 10:20 PM
Man, that really stinks. I know how I felt when some jerk stole some of my tools several years ago. Bad, bad feeling. Hope they nail 'em. There's been several upscale developments getting the same treatment in my area lately. Even stole an aquaintances new suv.
We ought to meet up over a cup of coffee sometime and we can grumble about the state of society!
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November 21st, 2006 11:00 PM
I'm really sorry to hear of this, but am glad it wasn't worse! You and your wife stay safe!
November 21st, 2006 11:01 PM
I hate to hear of good people being victimized by trash. Glad you were unharmed and that no action was needed to defend you or yours. Hope the cops catch 'em, but like you said, it's unlikely.
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
November 21st, 2006 11:25 PM
I feel your pain Ret. My car has been broken into twice this year. Broken window both times. First time, they got most of my CD's (I had them backed up on the PC though) and almost got my CD player (it was held in the dash with a steel strap and the thief couldn't break it). I found the face plate of my CD player by the fence where they exited my apartment parking lot. The second time, nothing was stolen (I learned my lesson - there was nothing to steal!). A window was broken and my car was searched. The only thing I can think of is that the Springfield Armory sticker on my rear windshield had the thief looking for a firearm. Pfeh. I hate thieves. Savages . My apartment complex has increased security patrols (a lot of people were broken into, all over town, really) and I recently traded that car in. New car has an alarm, and will have no identifying marks. Buncha Savages. The police never found anything. Bright side is, no one was injured (in either of our experiences), aside from being violated. Thanks for listening to (reading) my rant. Hope you don't suffer a repeat like I did.
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