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Thread: Home Burglary

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    I hope this warning will prevent someone from having your house entered while you are on vacation. My husband forgot to lock our back door before we left for mini-vacation Easter weekend. When we returned home, all of our medications had been stolen-my husbands coins, thousands of dollars of jewelry-all mine,money, food and left a terrible mess in his path. We feel so violated!!!!!!!!!!! SO, check and re-check your locks before you go away any time. I will never get any of my jewelry back and included was my mon's wedding ring set.

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    So very sorry.....

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    Sorry to hear about this. We were broken into years ago when we were home sleeping. Thankfully all they took was the lap top and a bunch of cd cases. It was a horrible feeling though and was very worrisome for me.

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    Sorry this happened to you. It seems it is happening a lot these days.

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    We have been broken into a couple of time and second they wrecked the house clothes on floor all stuff on shevles in floor whole house was mess dresser drawers out of dress and on floor had to wash sheets before could go to bed because they had touched all of them and as say was horrible feeling.

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    I am so sorry to hear that!!

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    I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for the warning to the rest of us.

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    So sorry; we live in the country and hardly ever lock our doors. THey are never locked on a daily basis; and rarely when we go on vacation. Have to re-think that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramma B
    So sorry; we live in the country and hardly ever lock our doors. THey are never locked on a daily basis; and rarely when we go on vacation. Have to re-think that!
    We used to live like this too but within the last 10 years or so I've become more and more paranoid ... I've heard so many horror stories! So now we always lock our doors when we're away from the house.

    So sorry that happened Karen ... hope you can get back to normal soon.

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    We have been broken into also and it is a terrible feeling, especially since my husband works nights and my son and I were home at the time. We didn't realize until the next morning.
    Ironcially they stole our DVR (about $75) but not remote so it woouldn't work and they stole my purse, yet none of my ID or cards or cash were in it because they were in my coat pocket.

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    I am so sorry this happened to you. I know how you feel a few years ago we came home to a home that had been robbed. They took my medications, money and my pistol. When it came out in the news paper is said.

    "Drugs, Money and Guns" ...... That made me feel almost as bad as being robbed. It made it sound like I was the felon.

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    So sorry you were violated in this way. xoxoxo

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    It may not have even been because the door was unlocked. They may have just broken in anyway so don't feel guilty about that. Sorry for what happened, I know how sick you must feel.

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    I'm so sorry this happened to you. I will keep you in my prayers as this is very traumatic and will take time to heal.

    We were robbed 3 times in 3 months when we were first married... It was a neighbor (also the landlord's DIL) and she knew that the kitchen window didn't latch properly and could be jimmied open. I caught her red handed but didn't have since enough to call the police and have her arrested. We moved from there that week.

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    so sorry for this happening

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    While it won't make anything better, thankfully no one was hurt. I would also be very upset to lose my jewelery as it is mostly sentimental rather than valuable.

    Hopefully they will catch the person that did this to you. Regretfully so many are resorting to stealing just to feed their families it seems hopeless.

    You might check out an alarm service just so you will feel more secure also.

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    I am very sorry to here of your mishaps. Check the local pawn shops for the stolen items. What I have learned from Hurricane Katrina, is take a picture of your most valuables and include a brief description and and save them to a flash drive. Seems like a lot of work. But it is worth it. There is a pen you can buy and mark you stuff with a serial number in a hidden place to also help identify them. Had to do that with a lot of bicycles. That happen to my mother years ago. They even had the nerves to cook them something to eat and leave a mess.

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    wow i'm sorry to hear that ,but i always say what goes around come around

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    Oh, how terrible. Our home is our safe haven, and it must be so disconcerting to have it violated.

    We live in a rural area, and are kinda lax about locking things...that is until I started watching "Criminal Minds" on TV. That show just creeps me out, so now I go around at bedtime doublechecking the locks!!

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    So sorry, what a horrible thing to happen.

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    I am so very sorry for all of you that this has happened to. So thankful some of you did not wake up while it was happening. So sorry all :( yet so thankful your all very safe now.

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    I am so sorry for you. Wonder how many of us can really relate to what's happend to you because it has also happened to many of us. It took me ages to be comfortable in my own home after we were broken into. I am so very sorry about your mother's ring - there are some things that can never be replaced, aren't there? Maybe, just maybe, in this case the stolen items will be recovered. Keep us posted if that happens.

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    It's such a feeling of violation when you get robbed. We had a second home in the mountains. Our neighbor called us and told us a basement window had been broken and that we better come investigate. The thieves didn't get anything of real value (didn't really have anything!), but they tried on my jeans, ate leftover pizza out of the fridge, had a couple of beers, then wrapped what they could carry in the shower curtain and dragged it out! The most valuable thing they got was an old dvd player that didn't record anymore, but ewwwww. I scrubbed that place from top to bottom and it still felt "dirty".

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    so sorry this happened to you. I have been robbed 3 times, it really galls you that the things they take have much more value to you sentimentally than they will get monetarily.
    I always take my jewelry with me when I go away, even overnight. It lives in a pouch that stays in my suitcase. (I don't wear it much but it has sentimental value.)

    We live in the country too, last time we got broken into here there was nothing valuable in the house so they took things like light bulbs, laundry soap, and toiletries. State police officer said "They went shopping in your house."

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    Sorry to hear about your mishap.We live in the country with 2 big dogs and always lock our doors no matter what. We also have a simple alarm system that my hubby installed from Radio Shack.You can never be too cautious........

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