Although the number of burglaries are way down compared to last year, they’re still happening. Reader SW sent us this report on how they got ripped off today:
Between 11am – 12:30 pm today, a thief broke into our house on MLKbetween Howell and Olive and stole a computer. The thief got inthrough a window – cut through the screen and then reached up andknocked out the bar that blocked the window from opening more than 4inches – and grabbed our Apple iMac large-screen computer (image here,it’s one where the monitor and computer are all one, so it looks likea flat-screen tv — http://www.apple.com/imac/)
Our yard is raised and fairly open, so the thief was pretty exposedonce he got the computer. Please, neighbors, let us know if you seeour computer, and watch out for open windows!
One reason why burglaries go up in the summer is because there’s more opportunity. Open windows, doors, and garages make for easy and tempting targets for someone to quickly snatch expensive electronics. If you’re away or in a different part of a house, make sure to close and lock all windows and doors, and keep valuables out of sight.
Refer back to our burglary prevention video for more tips.