Post # 1
I went to a wedding Friday night then we all went out after, we were dancing having a good time until we all went back to our table, that was right next to us and a friend of mine and myself noticed our stuff was missing. This table literally was right next to us, how did we not see someone take two large pocketbooks. My car keys, my wallet with my license, credit cards, every card I had, and obviously everything else that was just thrown in there. Oh and did i mention my new iphone was in there as well!
The police were useless, the bar even had cameras and supposedly our table was just slightly out of the view but how could the cameras miss two people carrying out suitcase like purses? Its so frustrating! Some of our stuff showed up hours later at a casino nearby but nothing that I really cared to get back. I put the tracker on my iphone and the people only turned it on twice in two different locations.
Oh and did I mention iphones are not covered for lost or theft under their protection plan? So I either now have to be stuck with one of my fiances old zach morris phones or pay $600 for a new iphone! on top of having to pay to replace my license and all the other stuff missing!
Of course this happens one month before my wedding! I havent been able to sleep since it happened because these people have my address and im scared sh*tless at night thinking they are going to come to my house and rob us! Its definitely not a good feeling.
Sorry to vent, just feeling pretty crappy. I know its my fault for leaving my stuff unattended but this isnt the first time we have been to this bar and we actually know the owner and its a pretty small local bar in a really nice area so its not a place you would think of this stuff happening! its just sucky =(
Post # 3
This is a really crappy thing to have happened. Sorry you’ve got to replace everything. This is why I made sure our contents insurance covers us for thefts outside the home, although it’s sad that you have to do that.
Post # 4
Specifically for the phone, have you checked if your homeowners or renters insurance covers replacement for theft outside the home? I know things like golf clubs would be covered if they were stolen from your car but usually there is a deductible of at least $500 so it may not even be worth the claim.
Post # 5
OMG, that sucks so much. Please make sure to change the locks on your house. At least you will get some peace of mind, and be able to sleep.
Post # 6
Check with your car insurance company. Some companies consider having your keys stolen as partial auto theft, since they are critical to operating your car.
Post # 7
Did you look up “find my iphone”? It will show you on google maps where your phone is exactly…It also lets you erase what is on your phone.
Post # 8
I am very sorry that this bad thing happened to you.
That being said, your LIFE was not stolen from you. It was just your purse. There is nothing that you mentioned that cannot be replaced. Yes, it will take time. It will take money. There are so many irreplaceable things in one’s life that you cannot get back with either time nor money. Focus on those things and be greatful.
It was a violation. It could leave you feeling vulnerable, don’t let it. Focus on this amazing life you are building.
Change your locks. Be safe.
Post # 9
Oh man that is really sucky. Sorry to hear that love. Well I pray that there are some honest people Out there who do the right thing
Post # 10
@squidgal: Yes I know its not “my life” but it had a lot more in it then just things I can get back. I cant get back the pictures that I took at my friends wedding that night, or pictures of family and friends that I didnt have a chance to upload onto my computer.
Its not a good feeling knowing someone has your license, my pocketbook wasnt stolen too far from where I live so its completely creaping me out. I feel very violated and every time my dogs bark outside I get freaked out, or a car drives by. SAlso since some of my stuff showed up at the casino and we saw the guys on camera that dumped our stuff it is just a very weird feeling. These guys werent at the bar we were at either, we would have recognized them so our stuff has traveled around.
We have changed the locks but it still creeps me out! I looked up the iphone aapp but they only turned the phone on twice within the same area and i did give the police the info but without them turning on the phone nothing happens.
I work for an insurance company and I always believe in having higher deductiles because insurance shouldnt be a policy to pay for things like this, it is meant for disasterous events. so no putting in claims for me! I know ill get over it, its just frustrating!
Post # 11
I have had this happen to me more than once, and I KNOW it is a huge pain. I really hate that for you, as no one should have to go through this! I hope you get everything resolved very soon. *HUGS!*
Post # 12
OMG! I can’t imagine having my purse stolen! I am so sorry! hang in there!
Post # 13
@Leonard2B: Aw that sucks. Crappy world we live in when my never-let-anything-out-of-my-sight-for-even-a-second paranoia is warranted. Ugh.
Could you get some extra security at your house? Change the locks?
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Sorry, that sucks. That’s why I usually wear pants when we go out and put my cards and phone in my pockets instead of carrying a purse. Also, when I do carry a purse I never set it down. I am paranoid about this happening to me and I really don’t trust people. Sadly, with the camara issue, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone working at the bar knows about that and took your things.
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
And definitely change the locks on your house since they have your address and keys. Might also want to consider having keys to car redone as well since they have your address and the car keys. Do you have a garage door opener in your car? Make sure to take it out if you don’t re-key your car. We had a group of people getting into houses by stealing the garage door openers out of their cars and then entering the house through the garage door. Ugh. That thought alone makes it suck worse.
Post # 16
Yeah, it’s gonna be a pain in the ass to get everything straight, but in the grand scheme of things, it was just your purse, not your life.
My mother’s wallet was stolen at my first wedding. How bad is that?! But it really didn’t take long for her to get everything “fixed.”
And criminals are smart. I had a friend who was out to eat with 6 people. She had her purse on the floor between her feet, and it was still stolen. With 6 other people there. Nobody saw anything, and she didn’t feel it being slid out from between her feet. So you can’t ever be too careful, that’s for sure!
I hope you get it all taken care of quickly.