There has been a recent rash of house burglaries in the CD in recent weeks. Please be vigilant and report all suspicious activity. Here are details of three reports in the past week from the CNA chat list (with identifying address info left out):
Just want to alert folks that our neighbors at 15XX 25th Ave. S were also burglarized this week – twice, on Tuesday and yesterday. It seems that they got in through an unlocked door (in one apt) and an unlocked but closed window (in the other). Be sure to lock your house and also keep an eye out for “suspicious activity” (whatever that is).
Our neighbor on 24th and just south of Charles was also burglarized during the day. They broke a window in the back and were in process when neighbor got home. She saw them leaving the house and running across back yard and jumping the fence, on to 25th Ave S. This happened late afternoon on Mon. She described them as teenagers – they took her ipod, camera, liquor and maybe some cash. She has a dog and they did something to the dog (she described the dog as timid and soar) and also poured a bunch of dog bisuits on the floor. Police have a description of kids.
We live on 25th Ave. S between Lane and King. We work at home which must have helped us to escape burglary for the past 12 years until yesterday. I was out of country and my partner went out from 9am to early afternoon. When he came home, he found the hinge of the door to the basement was broken. He knew we were burglarized. It should have been more than one person who must have closely monitored my partner’s in and out of the house and small enough to break in through a tiny toilet window in the basement.
Our new computer, a little cash and my jewelry were gone. They also took old returned checks which I’m a little concerned about. Fortunately they left my old computer and external hard drive intact, so I can keep working, which is a good luck out of bad luck.
When somebody stole your computer, what would you do? We are more concerned in the data stored in the computer than the computer itself because we do business on line. We appreciate your input about what to do other than changing the important passwords.
For example, how can we prevent the thief to keep reading our email communication? Computer is great to store important information but the damage is also great once it’s stolen.