by stork 27 Feb 2018

Our son's house was ransacked and robbed on Friday. The police have been great but there is so much to take care of. Insurance, bank (checks stolen too!), work (automatic deposits with new bank account). They live almost 3 hours away and just wish I could help more than just listen. Thanks for letting me vent some frustration....

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by meganne edited 28 Feb 2018

Sadly thieves will often strike a second and even a third time, if they left anything of value behind, if it was an easy target and they met no resistance.
My son's house was hit three times and the thieves gained access from a different point each time. The scary thing was the last time it happened they entered the house at the back, while he and his family were sleeping, and they would have walked right past all the kiddies bedrooms to steel my son's laptop, cd and dvd collections, (what was left over after the previous thefts).

The thought of what could have happened if one of my grandchildren had woken up..............................

Please advise your son to get some video surveillance cameras, or a security system, even installing (visible) fake cameras will act as a deterrent as long as they have a little red flashing light on them.

I really feel for anyone who has had their home violated by such low lifes.

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

Meganne, It is so sad to think of all this happening to our loved ones!!! Our son has already contacted a security firm and it is being set up. I just know that the knot in his stomach is for what could happen to those little ones of his.
Thank you for sharing your information...passed on to son.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 28 Feb 2018

Yikes.How horrible. I think the feeling of privacy having been invaded has to be difficult. After an experience like that it would be hard to feel save.

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

yes, that feeling of violation has the family a bit taken back. He said that now he is so vigilant about looking around, even around the neighborhood.

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by lbrow 27 Feb 2018

So sorry to hear about this./ Lillia

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

Thank you Lillian. Hope you are doing well.

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by rescuer Moderator 27 Feb 2018

If it was a random thing, they may need to be very vigilant for some time. Many thieves that find "good stuff" will go back when the Insurance has had time to buy new items for them. Have them ask the police if this is a thing in their area. We moved the last time thieves helped themselves at our place.

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

This was an off the wall robbery and the police believe that one of the companies they used within the last few months has a criminal for an employee. I pity said employee when he/she is caught.

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by shirley124 27 Feb 2018

I am so sorry to hear this. I hope they get things sorted soon. Hugs

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

Thank you....so do I. I also hope they soon get a little more relaxed back at their own house. Feel so helpless with them being almost 3 hours away.

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by kustomkuddle 27 Feb 2018

How awful for son as well as for you. Prayers and hugs.

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

Thank you

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by airyfairy 27 Feb 2018

I am so very sorry to hear this. Where do you live?

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

Pennsylvania. They moved into this place beginning of June and left behind a very crazy area.....maybe it wasn't so crazy after all!

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by liliana1 27 Feb 2018

So sorry to hear this. Hope all turns out well, a lot to deal with now.

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

Thank you

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by gerryvb 27 Feb 2018

sorry this happened , must be awful. Hope they will get over this.

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

Thank you. Hoping that they will get over this very soon too!

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by dragonflyer 27 Feb 2018

Tragic...so sorry to hear this, Teresa....Hope no one was hurt....

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stork by stork 28 Feb 2018

Fortunately no one was hurt but the violation of ones space is awful.....the hurt in my son's voice says a lot. He said that he feels helpless in protecting his young family, told him he is doing a wonderful job and to keep at it!

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by maleah 27 Feb 2018

I hope they find and punish the person that did this. Blessing to your entire family.

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stork by stork 27 Feb 2018

Thank you. They have a 2 yr old and a 6 month old and my son is just beside himself worrying about keeping them safe.

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