Ever wonder how burglars work?  How they scope out  potential homes as a targets?  Then read on for some informative insights.  The key to preventing burglary is to understand how burglars operate.

  • They may have already been openly invited into your home when they delivered your appliances, installed your carpeting, etc.
  • They leave flyers on your door to see how long it takes for you to remove them.
  • They look for newspapers piled up in your driveway.
  • In the winter, they look for snow in your driveway and walkway without the presence of any car or foot tracks.
  • They will try your doors, windows and garages to see if they are unlocked.
  • They will knock on your door posing as someone they are not; if there is no answer they will try and walk in if the door is unlocked.  If you answer the door, they will rush in and try to overpower you.
  • They will break windows to gain access to your home.
  • If your home has a small safe that is not bolted down they will take the safe with them rather than try to open it there.
  • They will check facebook and other social media to see if you have announced your vacation plans, times and dates.
  • They will check your trash to see if you have valuable item boxes at the curb such as a big screen TV box, computer box, etc.
  • They will walk or drive through your neighborhood, looking through your windows, to see what valuables you have in plain view inside.
  • Once inside they will check dresser drawers, bedside tables, medicine cabinets, etc., for valuables to steal.

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  1. nvchad2 says:

    Excellent info here. And speaking from experience I can tell you its definitely true. We were robbed one year the day after Christmas by some people hitting the local area. Apparently they were going to peoples’ houses and knocking. If you answered, they said they were lost and asked for directions and left. If you DIDN’T answer however, they started looking for ways in. We lost a lot of things that weren’t recovered. Not even after they were caught.

    • rmactsc says:

      Criminals are getting more brazen ever year. Sorry you had to go through the experience. I had one shady looking character come to my door one year asking to use the phone to find a friend’s house. That request was refused by me 🙂

  2. 1wanderingtruthseeker says:

    From experience, another thing they go thur in the women’s clothes in the closet because women often leave money in a blazer pocket,coats and old purses.

    • rmactsc says:

      Appreciate you adding that point. Never know what might be left behind that’s worth something in those pockets.

      • 1wanderingtruthseeker says:

        that’s what the police told me when my house was broken into. I ask why the theives had thrown all my clothes in the closet off the hangers into the floor.

      • rmactsc says:

        Sorry you had to go through that experience. The average criminal is nothing more than a thug that deserves as much punishment as the justice system can provide.

  3. Living in shared accomodation often with a bunch of people who rapidly lose their jobs and have no money (apart from for drink, drugs and cigarettes) the biggest problem is the fridge burgler! And if I have to lock my door every time I leave my room much more the lock is going to break and I won’t be able to get back in myself either! But some very useful tips here, and well worth bearing in mind…I have finally purchased home contents insurance but any payouts depend on your doing all possible to protect your belongings 🙂 So handy reading material here 🙂

  4. Oldschool says:

    I am waiting to hear if my neighbor got robbed yesterday. Cop was at the house next door last night with a camera taking pictures outside and carrying a small grey case.

    I spent part of the night worrying if it was a random breakin, would I be next. They always seem to hit in a single area for a while and then move on.

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