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#1 kez71

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

my workplace was robbed a few weeks ago. The thief broke in and stole a small safe. Last night he came back. we assume to steal the replacement safe, which we haven't yet bought thank goodness.
my question to those who have experienced a robbery. Did the robbers come back a second or third time?  A few people i know have said they just replaced everything when the thieves came back and took all the new stuff. Im curious how common this type of second robbery is.

#2 MARsmum

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

This happened to my sister.  She was robbed twice in a fortnight.  They then recovered some of her things about six months later and the items taken from both robberies were found together so it was quite clearly the same person!

#3 eleven

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

I was robbed twice in 6 weeks... The police said its very common. The thieves wait until people collect insurance and replace stolen goods...


#4 TwiceThe Woman

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

I have known soooo many people that have been robbed a second time - it's taught me a great lesson on waiting for replacement items.
Putting jewellery at the bottom of your dirty linen basket doesn't cut it either - they sweep these places with a metal detector.
Dogs are a good deterrent.

#5 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

my MILs place has been broken into 11 times in the last 6 years sad.gif thankfully she has this kickarse security system now so the last 4 or so times they havent been sucsessful!

#6 Winning

Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

I have had issues with this. I think the subsequent robberies are partly because they think you might replace your stuff and partly because they know their way around.

#7 vrx_chick

Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

Yep, have had the same issue here...

We have been robbed 5 times and 2 attempts in the last 8 years. Several of the robberies or attempts were very close together, within a matter of weeks, we assumed (as did the police) that it was the same people waiting to get their hands on the replaced items...

Not sure about the other times..

It's a horrible feeling though...  We got a dog after the last robbery, and not long after I came home (to check on the house before collecting my DS from school care, to try and "protect" him from any more upset) and looked in the backyard only to see a security screen lying on the grass ( after 2 robberies a few weeks apart). I panicked and called my husband, who left work straight away, and then called 000, as the dog was barking, and I thought there might have been someone around...

My DH got home before the police turned up, and STORMED into the house, only to discover that our new "security system" - the dog, had somehow gotten the security screen that the police fingerprinted off the table and had played with it.... Was very embarrassing having to call 000 again to explain that we didn't need them...

But I still get very anxious coming home some days from work, or if we have been away for a couple of days, to see that our house is still as we left it...

We are going away at Christmas, but my MIL or SIL will be coming over once or twice a day to feed our dog and cats, so hopefully there will be enough activity to deter any problems...





#8 HRH Countrymel

Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

My sister used to work in forensics for the police - yes it is VERY common!

When we got robbed I didn't sleep properly again for nearly a year.  I still, when we go away, leave a note on the kitchen bench that says:

"We've already been robbed, there is nothing left.  Can you please leave us alone?"

I hate scumbag thieves, and I really don't give a flying fart about all the 'sad personal issues' that cause them to do it.

(Sorry - still bitter! The b*st*rd who robbed us - and dozens of other homes in the area actually got caught, but he got off any gaol time because he has a 'mental illness', and it was 'out of character'(??) last time I checked being a drug dealer, drug addict and a career criminal doesn't count as a mental illness!)

#9 ~Jot~

Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

When we moved into our first house together we were robbed twice in 3 months. I'm sure they just waited for us to replace the stuff on insurance (which we'd only just taken out 2 weeks before the first robbery!) and struck again. We moved ASAP, we've thankfully never been broken into since.

#10 wildflowers

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

My parents and neighbours were broken into, and then the person did come back about six weeks later but my parents were more careful with keeping everything locked and the person only robbed the neighbours.  Then a year later a father and son were arrested for robberies in the area, I have no idea if they were the ones involved in my parents but since then there has been noproblems.  the father was 68 and sentenced to ten years jail and the son sentenced for 6 years.

#11 *Lib*

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

Whenever one of our offices have been robbed, there has always been a close 2nd robbery.

Edited by *Lib*, 12 December 2012 - 08:49 PM.


#12 ~mouse~

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

Yep, in our case they did try again about a month or two later. Unfortunately for them we'd majorly upgraded the security. They didn't get caught, but they didn't try again.

#13 *redhead*

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

I currently work in forensics and have done for 11 years in 2 different states.  It's not that common at all, but does happen.  Not as often as people think or would like to make out.  If you ask a question like this the only people that will respond are people who have been robbed in quick succession, otherwise how would they know?  By the way I was broken into twice in one year, but they were different people.  Sorry, but it just happens that way sometimes.  Don't stress about people coming back :-)

#14 BugBiEz

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

sadly when I lived with my parents we had been broken in to so many times I lost count. sometimes with in weeks of each other, others longer a part... even woke up with someone in my room! You do get used to it but your stomach does fall to your feet when you see that open door that you knew was locked when you left.

But yes the police said its common to get robbed by the same people

#15 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

We were robbed on Christmas day about 3 years ago sad.gif  Thankfully they didn't take the Christmas presents or trash the place; they just took electricals like ipods, iphones, xbox, camera (which had all of DD's baby photos on it sad.gif ). Unfortunately our insurance has recently lapsed, so they wouldn't have had much luck getting the replacements! It is a sickening feeling though.

#16 Glowworm80

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

Yes, it has happened to me, but not in this country though. I was working at a shop and helping a customer choose something when they managed to open a locked security gate and stole my laptop and some money out the till. A week later the insurance replaced my laptop, which they delivered to my work. The next day it was stolen again from my car as I was locking up.

After being held hostage with a gun to my head in a store robbery and having armed intruders enter my garden when my 5 month old son was at home with his nanny, it was the last straw for us. Three months later we moved to Australia.




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