Someone broke into our apartment while we were out of town… :(

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would without a doubt file a police report! What happens when you have to be home alone? It will be torture wondering if something will happen.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh definitely file a police report. Hopefully there will be increased surveillance in the area and it is important to document such things.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

File that report!  Even if it *appears* nothing has been taken, you might find out something has–and more than likely you need that report in order to file a claim.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Absolutely file the report.  It might help establish a pattern if there were other break-ins nearby.  You said it’s an apartment; is it a high-rise, or do you have outside doors?  Regardless, your apartment management should also be notified so you can have them get better locks.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d file a police report and I’d get an alarm system.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

File the report, tell your landlord, and depending on how insurance works where you are you might want to contact your broker just in case you need to file a claim later.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nika2013:  You  should always file a police report. It not only helps them ID high-crime areas for more attention, but also there may be evidence that will help catch the perpetrator.

After I had a break-in, I had security bars added on the ground floor (no, it doesn’t look like a prison. It looks just like window panes) and installed a securty system. The police said that any future burglers will go to my neighbors’ as my place would take too long to break into.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Hyperventilate:  —> 100% This

Just so you know, they make “portable” alarm systems that you can take with you when you move if you are a Renter… that is if you cannot get your Landlord to approve / pay for one.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The house I am housesitting for was “broken into” the other day. The owner didn’t tell me one of the doors was unlocked (It is not a door we use so I would have never known) and someone walked in the door. The alarm scared off the would-be burglar. Nothing was moved, broken, stolen or damaged. It was able to tell her what door was open all the way across the country and inform the police. We went over and triple checked after the cops left, but that alarm was a godsend.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

File a police report regardless. Sorry to hear it happened hun.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Agree with everyone, file the report! Also, do you have renters insurance? If not then now would be the time to get it although it was too late for this incident, it will help you sleep better at night. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Nika2013:  So sorry. I would file a report, and maybe have someone stop in until you return.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Nika2013:  How frustrating and scary- I’m so sorry:( Agreed with all pps- file a police report!

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