That’s how Roz refers to what she says has happened at her house – read on:
My home is located between Hinds and Spokane on 44th Avenue SW, in what I consider a reasonably safe neighborhood. But in the last month I have had a series of odd home invasions. On at least two occasions, but I suspect more, someone has entered my home with no sign of forced entry, and stolen dozens of books. About a month ago I noticed that the book shelves in one part of my home looked as if some books had been move, it was odd but not terribly disturbing. This week while looking for a particular book I noticed that it was missing from its normal space and a children’s book had been wedged into its place. On closer inspection of all of the book shelves it became clear that dozens of books are missing. The book burglar took the time to cherry pick through numerous shelves only taking enough books to leave the shelves appearing intact. Other books had been relocated to conceal the empty spaces. It wasn’t until the loss hit critical mass and all of the shelves looked sufficiently different, that I became fully aware of the extent of the theft. The burglar has become increasingly bold, taking 50% of the contents of a shelf at eye-level.
In addition to books they recently took CDs, DVDs, vinyl albums, an external hard drive, memory cards, ipods and some wine. Initially it looked like kids but the book angle has me wondering. There was no ransacking and the books that were relocated were handled with great care. I feel like I’m being stalked by a literary voyeur.
If my burglar is reading this please know I’ve notified the police and the neighborhood is on alert. I also want my books back!!!
Anyone with information should contact the SW police precinct.