My house got robbed today...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by tri70, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    I left with all my family, wife 3 kids to help my mom load up some furniture she bought at an auction. She needed my trailer for a piece that was really big and several small pieces of furniture. My dad was at the lake and on his way back in the cargo van. We left around 1:30 pm and returned around 7pm. I notice my change jar was completely empty, I asked the wife and kids if they had done it. They just gave me a blank look and said no, I had about $50 in change with $2 bills and 50 cent pieces, the gold looking $1 coins. I looked over at the jewelry box and one of the drawers had been pulled out and gone thru, they did find a couple of rings and now they are gone. It could have been much worse, I had a target mini 14 laying in the dining room floor and a range bag full of ammo. It was not taken nor any of my guns or hunting stuff. Our van was parked in the back by the door, it's the daily drive vehicle, if it's here, we are home. Somebody knew we left or just got lucky! I am lucky it just a few things. It seams someone young and on foot, they could not carry much. We have a dog tied to the front porch, golden retriever but he will bark loud. It's disturbing and a reality check! I need to go thru and securing better. We live in a small town, Mayberry like, I have only been robbed at night 1 time before and they took my change from my Jeep CJ7, soft top. I hate a thief! I made a police report and had a good chat with the cop. I don't trust my neighbors %100, but it seamed like some knew we were not there. They could have taken a lot more if they wanted, hard to say!:mad:
     
  2. Rich1028

    Rich1028 New Member

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    sorry to read about this.
    I have been broken into twice throughout the years.
    they took my change and left all the jars.
    took some cd's and small money that I had stashed.
    and jewlry.
    cops where called,never heard anything back about it.

    I hate the feeling that someone else was in my house...it's a strange feeling...I know!
     

  3. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I hate that helpless feeling as well. I remember when I was a kid getting robbed 9 times in one year and the next year getting robbed at gunpoint.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I feel your pain man. I was robbed a couple of months ago myself. While house sitting for my sister to make sure she didn't get robbed! The *******s cooked all my bacon and drank my beer.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Really?........
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I always recommend all firearms be locked in a safe or with you for this very reason. One of my biggest fears is that my guns will be stolen.

    And next time leave that big, ole dog in the house.

    I'm sorry this happened. It seems it was someone who saw you leave.
     
  7. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Your arrival back at the house is what precluded their full robbery. Otherwise your firearm would have been taken. Neighbors? Who knows? :confused:
     
  8. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it was kids, they knew they couldn't sell a gun, as with trips situation. Just my theory.
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Neighbor kid. Look for one that is usually around, but is now strangely absent. Consider yourself lucky that you did not lose more. Thieving bastages.
     
  10. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Alibi....

    What day you said that was......Yes in deedy, I'm looking at ways to rid the hood of the local crack heads, i've had two bikes stolen in the last month. If I'd know that I wouldn't fry my own family, I'm thinking of the 120 hook up. Do people scream when they get the shock of thier life.......;)
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Yep, and like Tri, my long guns were left alone. However, they found my pistol box, as it wag open and laying on the bed when I came home. House completely ransacked. Still discovering what's missing. Hair clippers, fingernail clippers, dish detergent (and they left their dirty dishes on the table).

    I hate it. I've heard people equate being robbed as feeling just as violated as being raped. I believe it. I still can't be at peace when I'm away from home, always worried that someone of rummaging through my life.
     
  12. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    Hate that you got robbed, yet it could have been worse, your family could have been home and injured or worse.

    I keep the safe open while at home and locked just before we leave. I had my front door kicked in once, they found a 70# Doberman Pincer staring them in the eye with her ears laid back and showing all of her teeth. Nothing missing but the door, the dog got a steak that night and we got a steel door for every door on the house. The people we bought the house from are the ones who tried to break in as a neighbor saw them coming out of the driveway.
     
  13. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    Have you considered a security system or even a couple of security cameras in the house ?
     
  14. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    Take pictures of all your valuablesfor insurance reasons. Guns can be traced pretty easily.
     
  15. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Yup! I think the copper has it right.


    And keep more than one copy and in more than one place; i keep gun # pics on photobucket (marked private).



    I also have learned to appreciate my gunsafe and keep it locked whenever i am away.
     
  16. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Sorry to hear about this.
    And yes chances are it was another f*ckin teenager :(
    If a kid is gonna rob someone cant he do it right!!!

    I am glad they didn't get much. Pray it doesn't happen again.
     
  17. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it is as small a town as you say the local merchants will notice the kid who is suddenly "candy rich."

    Was the house broken into or left unlocked?
     
  18. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    The house was unlocked, I think they walked up because nothing taken bigger than they cold put in their pockets. A neighbor girl said she saw a neighbor from a few houses down watching our house from the alley corner. I have been going to a some pawn shops and asking for a specific ring that was taken to see who has one available. Most places wait 7-10 days to clear police reports. I know the police have been patrolling heavily in the area. The officer was very friendly and we talked for over 2 hrs about football and our teen kids.
     
  19. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    Also burn the video to disc or memory stick, everything of value, tools tv, video game system, game pads electronics, hunting binds anything you value or some can take.