(Closed) Just found out someone tried to break into my apartment last night

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It is completely normal to feel like that. I want to tell you that it will be ok. I would make a complaint with the apartment complex and I would also go to the local police station and file a report, they may patrol the area more often over the next few days, sometimes that is all that it takes to deter someone from breaking in. I’m happy that no one actually broke in and that you are all safe, that’s the most important thing. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mrs.Goguen:  I agree.

Sorry this happened. 🙁 *Hugs*

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

That’s a horrible feeling. Thank goodness you’re all safe! Definitely talk to your apartment office. It sounds like you’ve got some deterrents in place (having a dog that barks, motion-detecting lights outside). You might also want to talk to the police and report an attempted break-in, because the person may have also tried to break in to other homes in your area and it lets them be aware of potential problems.

I hope you regain your feelings of safety. It’s a really scary feeling when you live in a place that you can’t feel completely safe and secure. It’s totally normal to be feeling this way.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It sounds like your dog and the motion sensor light worked! They will work again.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Yikes! Not cool that a couple Bees have been hit by this recently 🙁

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

So sorry, but glad you’re safe! Of course you’re not crazy, I’d totally freak out too!
The good news is the would-be criminal probably won’t come back to your apartment complex again, figuring people will be on watch/guard because of his attempt. And you have a great watch dog! Do you have a security system/alarm? That might make you feel more safe.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m so glad he turned away, that is so scary! I’ve heard dogs are the best deterrant because they start barking immediately once they sense a stranger.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

I’m so sorry and can understand the worry, especially if it’s your biggest fear.

It definitely gets better.  We were broken into (daytime robbery) 8 days ago, and the first several days were a nightmare.  I had trouble sleeping and kept replaying walking into the situation.

The one thing I will strongly encourage you to do – is to protect yourself as much as possible.  It sounds like you have all the important things in place (dog, lights) – but secure your windows (make sure they all have good locks), and look into a security system, if you can.  Also make sure you have proper insurance on the contents of your home and things are well documented (and  you have additional insurance for high end valuables – there are certain limits to things – ask your ins broker!).

ETA:  I got some great advice from the hive on how to cope – check this thread out – I hope it will help you too!

Has anyone been burglarized? Looking for help coping…

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@CarolinaCola:  How scary.  I can’t believe your mom didn’t call the cops.  I would’ve have especially because I was alone!

So sorry to hear this though.  One of my biggest fears is that someone will notice that we aren’t home for an entire week when we go on our honeymoon.  I want to put a deadbolt on our apartment door before we leave.  Luckily, we live upstairs so no one can get through windows.

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