$500K in an armed home invasion.

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    $500K in an armed home invasion.

    Not a bad haul. ... targeted, cased no doubt.

    Professional level.

    Story here: "Organic Food Salesman" Sought in Main Line Home Invasion | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
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    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    half a mill worth of jewelry laying around the house huh?
    guessing they'll be able to afford dinner tonight.... and I'm sure the insurance will pay out

    all that moneyu for jewelry but no quality safe, huh? I mean, if they have you as a hostage I get your going to just open it anyway, but sounds like some cat burglers could've gotten it just as easily.

    if I distrusted bank safe deposits (which I do) and if I had a half a mill worth of jewelery(never will) I think I would keep a dummy safe full of fakes just for such an event....

    not finding much sympathy here...
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    No sympathy from me either.

    Just noting the methodology. The door open just enough to slip some paper through.

    No cameras?

    How do such foolish people acquire enough wealth to purchase $.5 mm in jewelry?
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    Hey, who doesn't get excited about the prospect of "organic food"? And this was probably a nice neighborhood as well so why anyone not open the door? (Sarcasm)

    Seriously, if you keep that much expensive jewelry in your house, you really should have a good safe, a security system and a little more common sense.

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    I am guessing they don't have all the receipts for the jewelry.
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    High-end tourbillon watches can go for $70K to over $500K themselves. Throw in a couple of diamond necklaces and such, and a wealthy couple could easily have that much jewelry in the home.

    If these people have that much jewelry in the house, it must be insured - we have nowhere near that much (and I mean nowhere), but what we do have is itemized and insured. And, that brings up another thought - you just have to wonder if maybe, just maybe the couple is in on it and it is some type of insurance scam?

    Incidentally, I am in the camp that once the thief is inside holding the woman at gunpoint, the idea of a safe is somewhat irrelevant. The fake safe idea is interesting, but people like this either don't care because it is insured or it just never occurs to them.

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    Sounds a little bit fishy to me.
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    Mafia job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnfat View Post
    Sounds a little bit fishy to me.
    This^^^^^^
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    In the article it says the thief had her follow him upstairs. What doesn't sound right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    In the article it says the thief had her follow him upstairs. What doesn't sound right?
    You noticed that too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powpig2002 View Post
    You noticed that too
    Also, if a man with a gun has forced himself into my home, and is ordering me around, the LAST thing I'm going to say is, "Nobody tells me what to do in my own house!"

    How did the second story accomplice just appear? Where did he come from?

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    insurance fraud, without a doubt
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingBat View Post
    half a mill worth of jewelry laying around the house huh?
    guessing they'll be able to afford dinner tonight.... and I'm sure the insurance will pay out

    all that moneyu for jewelry but no quality safe, huh?
    If they had it all locked up how would they show it off to all their friends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockstar View Post
    insurance fraud, without a doubt
    Does kinda scream inside job doesn't it?

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