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#1 Bisha

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    Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:28 AM

    So my neighbors stop me as I'm heading out to work to let me know that there have been 2 breakins on a newrby street and to tell me to spread the word to other neighbors to be careful. Even though we live in a very safe neighborhood, we have an alarm and I thanked them for the warning and told them I'm not worried but can't seem to get that off my mind for 2 days now! We're in a 2nd floor condo and leave our windows open when the weather is nice and our dog does bark when someone is outside the windows. She's super sweet but has a mean sounding bark! So, I keep trying to make myself feel better about it but it keeps bothering me. To make matters worse, I saw another neighbor this morning and she told me that her husband's car and the association pool were vandalized! I really love my neighborhood and I know that no matter where you live this stuff may happen but, I'm just super bothered by it!

    #2 DanielleNDerek

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      Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:36 AM

      This same thing happened to me a month ago. I found out that there were several burgularies in my neighborhood. And that they had been going on for a month which i was totally clueless to. So i freaked out for two days. I was really paranoid, every noise scared me. Two days later i get a call from the person that told me that they caught the guy. Maybe the same thing will happen to you.

      Its good that they are spreading the word now people will be on the look out and notice if anyone strange is walking around.
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      #3 Bisha

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        Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:46 AM

        I keep saying that I'm not too worried about it but, have been a lot more diligent about turning the alarm on at night since I can sleep through a burgalry in my own house (very heavy sleeper)! Thank you for the reassurance and I do hope that they catch whoever it is. I always say that I dont care about material things but, the idea of someone going through my stuff or, god forbid, hurting my animals scares me to death!

        I had noticed a higher police presence in our neighborhood lately but, attributed it to traffic stops and nothing more. I guess it is better to know then not to know and it's great how good the neighbors have been about it but, that still does not make me feel any better about the situation!

        #4 Bisha

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          Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:49 AM

          Danielle, I just realized that your DW date is the same as mine! :)

          #5 Alyssa

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            Posted 29 August 2008 - 07:21 PM


            what part of PA do you live in? i live in CC. i hate to hear that

            #6 Davematthews16

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              Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:54 PM

              Just make sure to always look "aware" and confident. Obviously you lock your doors and have an alarm. You are being safe and pre-cautious! Very scary that people like that are out there

              #7 JoLo908

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                Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:26 PM

                Things can happen anywhere... We moved to our town because it is supposed to be one of the nicest/safest towns in the state. Well, our car got stolen right from our building parking Lot! It is just this fear of the feeling of being violated...but don't worry... if you are safe about things, lock your door, that is all you can do! Don't let it overtake you though, just be cautious and go on your way!

                #8 Hartyt509

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                  Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:11 PM

                  You can't live in fear you are doing everything you can just don't leave your windows open anymore.

                  A friend of mine stayed here a couple of weeks ago and I put the 2 dogs outside and put the alarm on locked the doors etc and he was laughing at me lol I asked why and he said its nice round here!! Said yeah it is but I'm not stupid comeon you're a barrister you should know better lol

                  #9 syl1115

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                    Posted 30 August 2008 - 09:17 PM

                    Ok, I have a really funny story about break-ins. We live in a very nice suburban neighborhood outside of Columbus, Ohio. Well, one evening in February I came home a little late, 7:00 pm, because I was shopping for wedding dresses. I was on the phone with a friend of mine and I pull into the garage and get out of the car. I tried to open the door from the garage to the house and it was locked. I got off of the phone with my friend and in my mind I cursed the FI for accidentally locking the door into the house. I didn't have a key on me because I had given it to my sister so she could feed the dog while we were away the weekend before. Well, I figured I would call my sister and ask her to bring the key, but while I was on the phone with her, I noticed something weird in the garage. The cover for the dog door was off! I immediately thought, someone broke into the house. I decided to get the neighbor and we walked around to the back of the house. There were footprints in the snow and the sliding glass door was unlocked! I freaked and called the police. I was not sure if someone was in the house or not, but the dog was not barking.

                    Well, the police came and we went in. Everything looked normal. The dog ran down to greet me but she still was not barking. We walked around the house and I noticed that things were missing. Three laptops, all of FI's watches, dufflebag (which they used to cart our stuff out of the house). The FI came home and the police dusted for fingerprints (just like CSI!). They made me go through the house again and make a list of everything that was taken. Well, they didn't get my jewelery because I had it in a hidden drawer. BUT, when I found out what they did take, I started laughing. The policeman asked me what was wrong and I told him nothing. He said if they did something I had to tell him, so I told him that they stole Mr. Purple! He started cracking up.

                    Long story short, they found the duffle bag the same night when these guys tried to rob another neighbor but he called the police and they ran. The police brought the duffle back so we could identify our items. They pulled everything out one at a time but when they got to Mr. Purple, the policeman said "I'll let you get this out, Ma'm. I was so embarrassed! They started making jokes like, "does he sing, I love you, you love me?" Like Barney.

                    Let's just say I hope to never be pulled over by any of them! BTW, they did catch the guys. I threw Mr. Purple in the trash. Such a violation.

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                    #10 Bisha

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                      Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:23 PM

                      Originally Posted by Alyssa

                      what part of PA do you live in? i live in CC. i hate to hear that
                      The really funny thing about this is that I'm in suburbiaville of MontCo

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