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Remember to lock your doors/windows

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Came home Thursday from work to find that my apartment had been robbed. Took my tv, Ipod, camera, gun, all the Christmas presents. We have a screened in porch that they cut through and then busted the lock on the sliding glass door. I brought this up as a reminder to eveyone. There is an article in the local paper that burglaries are on the rise in Indy and I would guess everywhere else also. Just be careful!!

http://www.indystar.com/article/2008120 ... /812080355
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omg...

I'm sorry to hear this :cry: :cry: :cry:

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STL PARROTHEAD wrote:omg...

I'm sorry to hear this :cry: :cry: :cry:

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I am upset about it no doubt but I think I am more upset for the girlfriend as my stuff is more easily replaceable. They got her jewelry box that had things like her class ring and either her grandma's engagement ring or wedding ring plus various other jewelry with sentimental value.

Also I forgot to mention...Be careful opening your doors to strangers. The night before this happened we had a solicitor selling magazines to raise money for a local high school. The girlfriend said "no thanks" and shut the door. The ironic thing is the school he was selling for was 10-15 miles away and he looked to be 25 or so years old. Why would someone that old be selling for a high school? And for a high school not that close? Also the police said a lot of criminals will do this to "scout" out the area to see when people are home and what they may have. The police said also its best to keep your blinds shut all times as sometimes people will look through windows to see whats in there.

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Post by STL PARROTHEAD »

I get kinda funny at the holidays.... I get worried about stuff sitting around and someone looking in the window. That's why I hardly ever have gifts sitting under the tree until Christmas morning.

Your right, stuff can be replaced, but the things that are sentimental really hurt! oh, that makes me sick about 'grandma's ring'.... :cry:
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Hoosier PH wrote:
STL PARROTHEAD wrote:omg...

I'm sorry to hear this :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Thanks

I am upset about it no doubt but I think I am more upset for the girlfriend as my stuff is more easily replaceable. They got her jewelry box that had things like her class ring and either her grandma's engagement ring or wedding ring plus various other jewelry with sentimental value.

Also I forgot to mention...Be careful opening your doors to strangers. The night before this happened we had a solicitor selling magazines to raise money for a local high school. The girlfriend said "no thanks" and shut the door. The ironic thing is the school he was selling for was 10-15 miles away and he looked to be 25 or so years old. Why would someone that old be selling for a high school? And for a high school not that close? Also the police said a lot of criminals will do this to "scout" out the area to see when people are home and what they may have. The police said also its best to keep your blinds shut all times as sometimes people will look through windows to see whats in there.

Check out all the local pawn shops for the jewelry, especially if it's something unusual - like old jewelry. Don't trust the police to do it because they're more than likely short staffed as it is. If you should find anything, contact the police - you can go to court and get it back.

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Also - everyone remember during hard times, such as these, crime usually goes up. Be extra careful.
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How awful
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That sucks!
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Post by nutmeg »

Dear heavens! So glad your girlfriend wasn't home alone. :o

That is soooo scary.

Sorry also about the sentimental value jewelry.... :(
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So sorry to hear about this. :(
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I'm so sorry that happened! Thanks for the reminder.
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So very sorry this happened to you. :cry:

So glad everyone is OK. Thanks for the reminder!
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(((Jeff and Jess)))

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My neighbor's house got broken into while their 11 year old was home alone. He called 911 and hid under the bed until the police showed up. The perps got away even though the police saw them driving off. According to the son, the thieves had been going door to door knocking on each door until they came to a house that no one answered the door and didn't have dogs. At that point they kicked the back door in and proceeded to rob the house.

I guess having two big dogs that like to bark when anyone knocks on the door paid off for a change.
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Post by popcornjack »

ph4ever wrote:
Hoosier PH wrote:
STL PARROTHEAD wrote:omg...

I'm sorry to hear this :cry: :cry: :cry:

(((((Hoosier)))))
Thanks

I am upset about it no doubt but I think I am more upset for the girlfriend as my stuff is more easily replaceable. They got her jewelry box that had things like her class ring and either her grandma's engagement ring or wedding ring plus various other jewelry with sentimental value.

Also I forgot to mention...Be careful opening your doors to strangers. The night before this happened we had a solicitor selling magazines to raise money for a local high school. The girlfriend said "no thanks" and shut the door. The ironic thing is the school he was selling for was 10-15 miles away and he looked to be 25 or so years old. Why would someone that old be selling for a high school? And for a high school not that close? Also the police said a lot of criminals will do this to "scout" out the area to see when people are home and what they may have. The police said also its best to keep your blinds shut all times as sometimes people will look through windows to see whats in there.

Check out all the local pawn shops for the jewelry, especially if it's something unusual - like old jewelry. Don't trust the police to do it because they're more than likely short staffed as it is. If you should find anything, contact the police - you can go to court and get it back.

Sorry about your loss
That's exactly what my friend did after she got robbed. Found most of her stuff at a pawn shop, told the guy she had to check with her boyfriend, came back five minutes late with the cops.

Sucks to hear man. Glad everyone's at least okay, but (and not that any time is a good time for it) what a shitty time to get robbed.
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ouch, that hurts especially during the holidays.... :( :( :(
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Post by ejr »

I had an incident where stuff was taken from my garage-they rang the doorbell, and I ignored it so they assumed nobody was home. I didn't hear them in the garage, and they didn't get anything important though it was clear that they passed up more valuable things for those that were new and especially those with tags.

The police told me that if my doorbell is rung at night, I shouldn't hesitate to call the police.
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Post by Big Phan »

Some people can be real scumbags. :evil:

Glad nobody was hurt and I hope your girlfriend is able to recover her jewelry. And...I hope they find the people who did that to you.

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Post by caly »

Our shed was robbed last year. Took a brand new lawnmower, power washer and a few other things. Brazen little pricks. Came up our drive way, left clear footprints in the snow, closed up the shed so as not to notice and walked out the back gate. Now the shed is locked, the back gate is locked and we have a gate at the front of the back yard as well. Sux to have to be so protective of you own property on your own property.

Sorry to hear of the sentimental loss. That can never be replaced. Glad no one was hurt.

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Post by ph4ever »

ejr wrote:I had an incident where stuff was taken from my garage-they rang the doorbell, and I ignored it so they assumed nobody was home. I didn't hear them in the garage, and they didn't get anything important though it was clear that they passed up more valuable things for those that were new and especially those with tags.

The police told me that if my doorbell is rung at night, I shouldn't hesitate to call the police.
my doorbell rings at night I'm going to answer it but have my friends Smith & Wesson with me :wink:
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