It Happend : Burgulay At Jo Jo's House.

It Happend : Burgulay At Jo Jo's House.

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    It Happend : Burgulay At Jo Jo's House.

    I put this in "Off Topic" because it isn't in the news yet.

    We came back from a Christmas Play we put on with our kids, with a load of sound equipment and stuff, my wife was in the garage and I headed to open the door and let our dog out. As I put the key to the lock on the back door, it swung open and I saw our old doggy wandering in the kitchen. I saw pieces of wood on the floor and knew immediately we had been broken into.

    Like an idot I picked up the pieces off the floor and then rushed upstairs to find my dresser drawers ransacked, my Mosin-Nagant rifle on the bed. I noticed the .380 on the dresser was gone, my 9mm in my avatar, gone along with a .38spl and a cheap .25 auto. Two rifles gone, my Sears .22, first firearm I got as a kid in 1965 and an old Spanish sport Mauser in 7mm. Also three 9mm magazines stolen, but they did not take speed loaders or any other ammo. Then I ran downstairs to tell Mrs. Jo Jo we had been robbed.

    They went into an adjacent room, opened up my desk drawers, nothing in them and then they left out the front door. Mrs. Jo Jo noticed it was pulled to, but unlocked.

    We keep our gates locked, have a high chainlink fence, old kind with the spikes on top, so they had to jump over the gate and pry open the back door. We had to call 911 twice, guess things are busy and finally the officers came, and were extremely nice. The lead officer was a gun guy and we chatted about them. They dusted for prints, took photos but it's not looking good they will find anything useful with that.

    I gave him a list of what was taken along with serial numbers so in case by some miracle one ever shows up, I can know it's mine, but I'm not betting the ranch on that happening. He says that is the best thing I can do, this information goes into a data base if someone is caught with a handgun and the serial numbers run, it can show up as stolen.

    I feel the violation that others have felt, only this time, it's me. The thing is, I have told very, very few people that I even have firearms and never tell them I have any in the house. It seems like we were just targeted at random for a smash and grab.

    I really am angry at myself for not taking more precautions and yes, I know better, but just did not do it. Knowing it's too late, we are now considering cameras and DVR recorder for some better security. I know it's some drug thug needing cash and guns are an easy thing to trade for drugs. Most likely the handguns will end up in Detroit, that's what our Police say.

    Hope that something really really bad happens to whoever violated my home and stole from me.
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    Man that's terrible. Sorry for your loss.

    Curious though - no gun safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    Man that's terrible. Sorry for your loss.

    Curious though - no gun safe?
    We were thinking of getting one but had not done so. I know, I'm kicking myself for not doing it.
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    Bummer, man!

    Maybe you'll be lucky and the burglar will try to pawn your items.
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    I'm really sorry this happened to you! Creeps, I hope they find your guns. Maybe they'll try to pawn them nearby.
    Thank goodness your dog wasn't hurt.
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    Might be your first reaction,but you ran into your house that you know had been burglarized without knowing if anybody was still in a house that had guns that weren't secured! IMHO Not very smart,you should have stopped grabbed wife and kids and left while calling 911 then stopped where you could observe the house.
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    I'm so sorry :(
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    Sorry to hear the news.
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    Well the Horse has left the barn................sorry.
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    Gun Theft

    Really sorry to hear about your loss.At least your family was unharmed.Hopefully these guys aren't too bright and they get caught. Please keep min mind that sometimes these people come back for "seconds"

    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    I put this in "Off Topic" because it isn't in the news yet.

    We came back from a Christmas Play we put on with our kids, with a load of sound equipment and stuff, my wife was in the garage and I headed to open the door and let our dog out. As I put the key to the lock on the back door, it swung open and I saw our old doggy wandering in the kitchen. I saw pieces of wood on the floor and knew immediately we had been broken into.

    Like an idot I picked up the pieces off the floor and then rushed upstairs to find my dresser drawers ransacked, my Mosin-Nagant rifle on the bed. I noticed the .380 on the dresser was gone, my 9mm in my avatar, gone along with a .38spl and a cheap .25 auto. Two rifles gone, my Sears .22, first firearm I got as a kid in 1965 and an old Spanish sport Mauser in 7mm. Also three 9mm magazines stolen, but they did not take speed loaders or any other ammo. Then I ran downstairs to tell Mrs. Jo Jo we had been robbed.

    They went into an adjacent room, opened up my desk drawers, nothing in them and then they left out the front door. Mrs. Jo Jo noticed it was pulled to, but unlocked.

    We keep our gates locked, have a high chainlink fence, old kind with the spikes on top, so they had to jump over the gate and pry open the back door. We had to call 911 twice, guess things are busy and finally the officers came, and were extremely nice. The lead officer was a gun guy and we chatted about them. They dusted for prints, took photos but it's not looking good they will find anything useful with that.

    I gave him a list of what was taken along with serial numbers so in case by some miracle one ever shows up, I can know it's mine, but I'm not betting the ranch on that happening. He says that is the best thing I can do, this information goes into a data base if someone is caught with a handgun and the serial numbers run, it can show up as stolen.

    I feel the violation that others have felt, only this time, it's me. The thing is, I have told very, very few people that I even have firearms and never tell them I have any in the house. It seems like we were just targeted at random for a smash and grab.

    I really am angry at myself for not taking more precautions and yes, I know better, but just did not do it. Knowing it's too late, we are now considering cameras and DVR recorder for some better security. I know it's some drug thug needing cash and guns are an easy thing to trade for drugs. Most likely the handguns will end up in Detroit, that's what our Police say.

    Hope that something really really bad happens to whoever violated my home and stole from me.
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    Sure glad you didn't get hurt running into the house like that. Sorry for your loss. Hope you might get back what was taken. Good that you have numbers for the guns. If they do turn up it will be known they are yours.
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    Oh man, that sucks.... I'm sorry to hear it. I hope they get caught asap!
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    Ah man that sucks! Sorry to hear that happened! You're going to be kicking yourself for months over this.

    If I was in your position I would call all the local gun shops as well as pawn shops and give them a list of the guns/serial numbers. People around here like to steal guns then take them to a LGS/gun show or the like and trade them for another gun of the same value. That way if or when they get caught with the gun it's clean.
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    Sorry for your loss. I've been thinking about a security camera/dvr setup too and now I will have to move on it ASAP. One cannot wait to do the right thing, otherwise you end up waiting too long and learning it the hard way. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Hope you get your feeling of privacy back.
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