(Closed) House broken into

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well at least what they stole wasn’t anything important, not to say the situation still doesn’t suck the big one.

Just glad it wasn’t anything more serious.

Maybe get an alarm?

Post # 5
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That’s just awful, it must be a feeling of such personal intrusion. I hope you start to feel a bit more comfortable in your home again. Hopefully you have contents insurance?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Check your personal data ASAP. I had a break in, and it was only much later that I found out that they had taken a file with all my personal data in (birth certificate, passport etc) in order to attempt identity fraud.

Don’t want to alarm you, but you need to check your filing cabinet NOW, and then call your bank etc and tell them that you have had a break in, you may have had papers with your personal banking data on them lying about, and they need to monitor your account for suspicious transactions.

Post # 7
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338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I can only imagine how you feel ((hugs))! Hope all will be sorted asap!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s awful – I kind of know the feeling. A couple summers ago, I forgot to lock my car one night and when I was going to leave for work the next morning, I found someone had been in the car and had gone through all my stuff. The only thing taken was a baggie of loose change, but I felt so disgusted and violated knowing someone has gone though my personal things. It’s not nearly as bad as having one’s home invaded, but it still took weeks before I stopped feeling totally weirded out. I still don’t feel entirely safe in my neighborhood.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That is terrible! I can’t imagine the insecurity you’re feeling. The PPs have made some great suggestions and I hope everything gets taken care of.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

My parents’ house was broken into a couple years ago, almost for sure while I was upstairs taking a nap, and I’m still paranoid. It’s a really odd and unpleasant feeling, knowing someone was in your house that you didn’t know about. 

Post # 11
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you have insurance? Sounds like not much of high value was stolen, so it might not be worth the deductible/claim headache. We definitely have all our stuff insured for this reason!

Post # 12
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2840 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Scary! So sorry 🙁

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

So sorry about this – hugs!

It sounds like it was teens involved since they went right for the video game controller and smokes. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Something similar happened to me this weekend. I was lying in bed waking up. Our bedroom has a sliding glass door into the backyard. The dogs started barking and I saw a man looking through the window. I screamed and he ran off. Nothing was stolen, but I know how scary and unsettling it is to experience that. I’m sorry that your things were stolen. It sounds like you were lucky that the wedding band, game console, and laptop weren’t stolen though. I hope you feel better/safer soon!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

So sorry to hear about this.  I have been broken into twice, and once when I was sleeping upstairs, and it is a terrible feeling!

Good for you though for being able to see the upsides regarding the things that were taken.  I hope you are still able to feel safe in your home (which is really what a robber takes from you in my opinion).

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

It happened to me twice in college.  One of the times we were all home sleeping!  It’s definitely scary.  Just remember to lock all your doors and windows…our doors were unlocked both times.  I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t have bothered had it not been such an easy target.  Like someone else said, definitely check any paperwork or anything with personal information!

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