Two reports to share tonight – one from someone who’s seeking an alarm as the result of another burglary, one from someone whose alarm was triggered but got burglarized anyway – read on:
First report is from Helen:
Just wanted to report a break-in from last week. I’m in the 5900 block of 18th Ave SW [map], and last week my house was broken into for the 2nd time in two years. I’m missing 2 laptops, a couple of PC games, about 12 cd’s, and an xbox 360, along with the controllers and a few games. My suspicion is that my back door wasn’t deadbolted, and that the lock on the doorknob was bumped or otherwise tampered with. There are no signs of forced entry anywhere on my house, which is why I didn’t notice anything amiss until Saturday night. :(
So, while I won’t be calling my insurance company to report a second break-in since there’s no real damage to repair, I will be calling alarm companies around the area to collect bids. Oh, and putting a light on the north side of my house, along with some security screen doors for aesthetics and safety’s sake.
Second one is from Sydney (who’s just over the city/county line, but certainly we have WSBers outside the city limits too):
Around 1:30 pm (Monday) received a call from our security company that our burglar alarm went off. Never received a call back saying whether it was a false alarm or not. Got home from work to find the kitchen window screen ripped off (at least 8-10 feet off the ground). Missing flat screen tv, ipods, cameras, dvd player, Nintendo wii, jewelry, etc. Shortly after we had a Comcast come service our house too. During broad daylight. Must have left through the front door to trigger the alarm. Had another large plasma tv ready to go out but didn’t take that post alarm. Items thrown about the house. Live on 20th Ave SW. [just south of Roxbury; map]