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    got robbed yesterday

    i came home early yesterday to find that someone had kicked in our backdoor. the door was old, i wanted to replace it anyway, and the dead bolt splintered the frame and opened right up.

    very strange feeling let me tell ya. i'm just happy that i was coming home early yesterday, otherwise my wife would have gotten home before, which scares the hell outta me.

    So here's what they took, our OLD laptop worth maybe $150 with a battery that's shot, $10 in change, 3 of my 5 satelite speakers, and 3 $2 bills. they left the PS3, the stereo receiver, the 52" LCD, the new desktop PC, and everything else worth any value. so it was either punk kids or someone needing something to sell.

    i just don't understand why they took the time to look through a lot of draws and cabinets, only to leave something like the PS3 which can be unplugged and taken out with no effort.

    the good thing, i was coming home early to meet the piano tuner, and he only charged me half price because i was having a bad day



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Wow, that person was a moron. First of all for jacking your house in the first place, second of all for leaving the stuff that actually has some value.



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Sounds like they were looking for cash...



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    the good thing, i was coming home early to meet the piano tuner, and he only charged me half price because i was having a bad day
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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Was this in DSM? You mind disclosing the neighborhood? Just curious, as I am always worried about this kind of thing happening to my parents house which is in the Union Park area of DSM.



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    i came home early yesterday to find that someone had kicked in our backdoor. the door was old, i wanted to replace it anyway, and the dead bolt splintered the frame and opened right up.

    very strange feeling let me tell ya. i'm just happy that i was coming home early yesterday, otherwise my wife would have gotten home before, which scares the hell outta me.

    So here's what they took, our OLD laptop worth maybe $150 with a battery that's shot, $10 in change, 3 of my 5 satelite speakers, and 3 $2 bills. they left the PS3, the stereo receiver, the 52" LCD, the new desktop PC, and everything else worth any value. so it was either punk kids or someone needing something to sell.

    i just don't understand why they took the time to look through a lot of draws and cabinets, only to leave something like the PS3 which can be unplugged and taken out with no effort.

    the good thing, i was coming home early to meet the piano tuner, and he only charged me half price because i was having a bad day
    I need my piano tuned....PM me his info sometime please.


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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    i came home early yesterday to find that someone had kicked in our backdoor. the door was old, i wanted to replace it anyway, and the dead bolt splintered the frame and opened right up.

    very strange feeling let me tell ya. i'm just happy that i was coming home early yesterday, otherwise my wife would have gotten home before, which scares the hell outta me.

    So here's what they took, our OLD laptop worth maybe $150 with a battery that's shot, $10 in change, 3 of my 5 satelite speakers, and 3 $2 bills. they left the PS3, the stereo receiver, the 52" LCD, the new desktop PC, and everything else worth any value. so it was either punk kids or someone needing something to sell.

    i just don't understand why they took the time to look through a lot of draws and cabinets, only to leave something like the PS3 which can be unplugged and taken out with no effort.

    the good thing, i was coming home early to meet the piano tuner, and he only charged me half price because i was having a bad day
    That really sucks - but it sounds like you possibly could have netted a gain on the whole ordeal??

    I'm glad everyone is safe - that's terrifying.


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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Hope you and your family are OK. When that happened to my family a while back, the biggest thing that was stolen was my wife's sense of safety. She was quite anxious and nervous for quite some time......mostly worried because we have small children.

    I guess the silver lining is that they were idiots and it didn't end up hurting the pocket book too much!



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    I'd be willing to bet large amounts of money that it was young kids. They wouldn't take the big expensive things because then they would have to answer to their parents when they showed up with thousands of dollars worth of electronics.



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Was this in DSM? You mind disclosing the neighborhood? Just curious, as I am always worried about this kind of thing happening to my parents house which is in the Union Park area of DSM.
    yeah i'm in des moines, in the just a few blocks north of douglas and beaver.



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Can we get back to the important part now??....How does the piano sound?


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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    I'd be willing to bet large amounts of money that it was young kids. They wouldn't take the big expensive things because then they would have to answer to their parents when they showed up with thousands of dollars worth of electronics.
    Most likely young kids that didn't have a car. A little too conspicuous carrying a 52" flat screen down the street.



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Family members of mine in New Orleans (West Bank)had someone steal copper gutters off the house in broad day light. Cop's suggested they tear the rest of the gutters off to prevent thieves from coming back.



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    lol the piano sounds great!

    seriously though, we're both fine and my "attack" cats are fine too. no kids yet. but yeah my wife was freaked out all of lastnight. she's already set up a time next week for a home security system.

    i just hate knowing that they went though out stuff. i mean they were in our bedroom. it's just not a good feeling.



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    Re: got robbed yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    lol the piano sounds great!

    seriously though, we're both fine and my "attack" cats are fine too. no kids yet. but yeah my wife was freaked out all of lastnight. she's already set up a time next week for a home security system.

    i just hate knowing that they went though out stuff. i mean they were in our bedroom. it's just not a good feeling.
    Glad you're getting a security system put in. A house in my parents neighborhood was broken into repeatedly once the crooks figured out there was actually stuff worth stealing inside.



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