Anyway, drove back home early this morning and arrived home to find my place has been burgled.
Someone must have noticed the absence of my car last night.
The stuff that was taken does not inconvenience me too much, except my 1.5TB USB hard drive has gone -- which I used for archiving stuff. Oh well.
They took my aircompressor, which I kept inside, a big thing on four wheels -- they somehow managed to get that out through a window. And, ha ha ha, they took my wind turbine, that I had never got around to installing.
I have house contents insurance, so it's ok.
The police came promptly, they even found some fingerprints on a window. They found tyre tracks and reckon it was a 4wd with a trailer.
Comments:Posted on 21 May 2011, 19:34 by aarf
i've got an alibi
you cant prove anything.
Posted on 21 May 2011, 21:44 by 8-bit
The hardest thing was driving the 4X4 from Oregon to swipe yours stuff.
The trailer sank on the way back.
Actually, I am sorry to hear of this.
And now that you have been hit once, are you a future target?
Posted on 21 May 2011, 24:06 by lstandish
Barry, I'm really sorry to hear you were burgled. I know it hurts (it has happened to us).
Posted on 21 May 2011, 24:36 by f00-
"Safe as Houses"
:( So sorry to hear of your loss (a remote possibility of recovery perhaps) but glad to see you're taking it well (tools are tough to lose, but thanks be you had insurance to replace the things - data equity's another deal). Yep, definitely an 'oh well' moment and the dummies left fingerprints (I used my AJ-gloves ;)
Posted on 22 May 2011, 2:31 by Tony
So sorry to hear that Barry, at least you and family are safe and you are coping with it well. I hope they catch them mate.
Posted on 22 May 2011, 8:04 by aarf
Posted on 22 May 2011, 8:30 by FeodorF
Very sorry to hear that Barry!
I had those visitors twice at my place. First time they came through the front door, second time they came through the back door. Yes, they smashed both doors - I had to call the same company twice, to replace those doors. Big bills - my insurance did not pay because the damage was not high enough! The funny part about the hole thing - at the basement they tried to get into my safe - or what ever they expected behind that big , heavy steel door down there. No, it was no safe at all - it was my boiler room with my diesel oil storage inside.
Let us shoot them (burglars), they deserve it!
Posted on 22 May 2011, 16:14 by capoverde
Judging by where they hit and what they took away, they're the classic dumbasses - not too hard to get spotted by police officers who know their job.
Good to see you take it well, but wish everything may get back home shortly!
Posted on 22 May 2011, 21:08 by Raffy
Shouldn't there be earth-shaking event May 21, 2011? The air compressor will work nicely as float over the flood waters, and the turbine would help power the raft. ;-)
Must be the works of people who knew your whereabouts. Sorry to hear about it.
Posted on 23 May 2011, 3:00 by GCMartin
Sad this happened
Really sorry to hear this news. What can we do to help? (Check your PM)
Posted on 27 May 2011, 10:51 by 1Buddy
A Better Plan?
Gotta have a better backup plan. There are real people depending on puppy. I am sure many people would help. Send out gold media dvd-r's (2 copies to 4 continents [NA, Eur, Asia, SA] = 8 total), keep 1 set yourself and I think the puppy will survive most natural and man-made disasters.
Posted on 32 May 2011, 4:58 by ttuuxxx
Well Barry I find that burglaries in Australia are in the rise, I caught someone two years ago try to rip off things in my house, and at work, they stole some stainless steel kitchen commercial items and even the forklift, yes a forklift and its all to do with either drugs or the extreme cost of living and its even going to get worse once this new carbon tax happens, man I wish Julia would take her lying head out of the clouds and look around.
Anyways sorry to hear about your unfortunate losses.