(Closed) Stolen from my yard :(

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

awwww I’m sorry. I would be really sad too. I love sentimental / tied-to-a-memory everyday things like that. [example: I bought wedding shoes I could rewear and if someone took them I would be so upset!] I totally understand. [hugs]

Things like that can happen anywhere..even the best of neighborhoods. Just stay aware of your surroundings!

Sorry again. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m so sorry ๐Ÿ™ That sucks, file a police report, you never know. And if enough houses complain, they may start driving down your street more.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m sorry! Since there is ann increase of theft in your neighbourhood, maybe you guys can start a block watch program? It won’t bring your hammock back, but maybe you can prevent more crime?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I’m so sorry! People are animals and will steal anything.

I can totally relate. I had a cedar trunk stolen by someone from a storage unit years ago. Inside were a bunch of baby blankets my grandmother had hand sewn for me and other childhood items. They’re all probably lying in a landfill somewhere.  =/

Worst part about it is I KNEW who did it, but since I didn’t physically see them pick it up…there was nothing I could do.

I also had my wonderful french bike stolen on Christmas Day a few years ago. It was chained to my porch and everything.

Let the police know of a rise in criminal activity. Also perhaps if it is becoming a large problem a neighborhood watch may be a good program to instigate.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would be so miffed if someone stole my hammock.

I definitely agree with PP, call the police, file a complaint at the very least. I have to call the cops today and file a complaint about people trespassing–we have fruit trees and apparently people think that my yard is a public park & that they are allowed to rip branches of blossoms off the trees for no good reason other than they think it is pretty.

Is your yard fenced? We’ve been seriously considering a fence for the visual deterrent, if no one can easily see what is there, then maybe they’ll be less likely to venture..? Also, think about motion lights & motion activated sprinklers. They can catch folks by surprise if they don’t know they are there.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That is ridiculous , maybe even a sensor light would deter people?

I personally would wait behind bushes with a gorilla mask and a bat…… but…thats just me ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yikes that’s no fun!! What if you bought “dummy” security cameras. They look like the real thing and are good at deterring people but are WAY cheaper. Also, do you have a motion sensor light? I find those help too because they go on as soon as someone enters your yard and scares them off.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our backyard is fenced… it has a gate to the front of our street and a gate to the neighbors behind us’s backyard that leads to one of the main roads which has a bus stop on it….

When we first moved in I had Fiance put small locks on ALL the gates (and our shed) to keep people from using our backyard as a short cut…

We also NEVER leave anything in our cars (like garage door openers esp!) since we got a newsletter from the city with tips on preventing theft (they had a small rash of incidents)…  Fiance thinks we live in the most safe neighborhood ever, but I personally never leave windows open/unlached, and never leave without locking all the doors (FI is bad about that -grrr)

Sorry about your hammock hun!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh no!  That is terrible.  I agree with calling the police (usually there is a non-emergency line) and asking them to patrol more often.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That is not cool at all.  I’m really sorry some people suck ๐Ÿ™

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

WHAT? Who the ‘f’ does something like that? Really.. wow. I’m so sorry.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@canthugallcats:

YOur peace of mind will leave once you realize more items go missing. Installing security cameras is not expensive (well yes because you are putting out $400-$500 on security camera) but divide that by 12 and you will see how much you pay for month.

 

Trust me those security cameras will be your best friends. we had some install 16 to be exact cost $500 from costco save $200 weekend sale. When people come up to driveway we see them before they get to door but we never tell anyone we have cameras that defeats the purpose.

 

Get the night vision ones.

I am sorry they stole your hammock, hey my husband and I got on ours and riped it. Yipes.

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