Well I know that, I live in one. But I'd assumed the burglars wouldn't park a stolen car on someone else's property then fall asleep in it...
Originally Posted by pedoja
Glad to hear you got your stuff back, A horrible experiance never the less. Can't belive some of the reaction you have had on here.
Let's hope against hope that the courts deal with them properly.
My reaction is just getting straight to the point, sadly not all burglaries are as simple as one bad day, some some people, experiencing a burglary can be life changing for all the wrong reasons and I know, because I suffered a burglary at the age of 18. I had 2 weeks rent taken from me and was VERY lucky and I mean VERY VERY lucky not to have been turfed out onto the streets by an eviction notice as I was already struggling enough financially at the time.
Originally Posted by Ceam
Since then, I have always wherever possible kept my money in my bank account and paid my bills via direct debit and only withdraw money when I absolutely have to.
The lesson I learnt from my encounter is don't ever underestimate the security of your own home, one bad day can seriously change your life for all the wrong reasons!!
Comment wasn't directed at you, You have given some sound advice.
Originally Posted by Scouseport
Thanks for all your kind words (well most of you)
Originally Posted by oldduffer
Oldduffer - at no point did I say I presented them with a golden opportunity or that I had left my windows or doors open, I merely wanted to remind everyone the importance of not doing so. My doors and windows were all locked.
Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt - Mark Twain
Very sorry to hear about this. Same thing happened to my friend a couple of weeks ago - he also lives on Kew. Scum bags. Wouldn't mind but even when they catch them red handed there's beggar all they can do.
I am not sure I completly agree with this. Certainly do not leave your keys in sight of the door where they can be hooked out and they can let themselves in.
Originally Posted by Scouseport
However my advice would be to leave your car keys downstairs within sight of the front door (able to see them once broken in but not through the letterbox). Otherwise if you have a desirable car you may find the robbers coming upstairs to get them off you...
We are all insured and I would rather they took my car than threatened my family to get the keys. There are no point for being a hero in these situations.
Seems like very sensible advice Rainmaker although sadly (luckily?), as the owner of a Fiat Doblé I don't suppose I need worry!
Sorry to hear about the break in Cooperman
Originally Posted by Cooperman1969
HAhA...me thinks a tv appearance on Worlds Dummest Criminals springs to mind.
On a sympathetic note and more seriously though, thank god you and yours are ok. What total knobheads they are. Thanks for the warning.
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