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Katiesnowflake
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Yesterday got the news that my parents house in town had had burglars.

I dont think I will ever forget the complete devastation that met me when we got to the house. Think of bad and its 100 times worse. Even the Police were shocked at the amount of damage. The emergency guy that came out to secure the outside windows and doors said that there is thousands of pounds worth of damage and that is not including the interior parts of the house. There is not a door or door frame in the house that won't need replaced.

We did what we had to do and the house is now "secure" from the point of view that its bolted up but as for staying in it - makes me shudder. I just thank god that mum, who would normally have been there at that time during the day, was not there and neither were the dogs. If the dogs had went for the burglars and they for the dogs, mum would have waded in with her walking stick - my mum [86] is like that, she would not have thought for herself, only the dogs and it could have been a whole lot worse.

Its been a terrible experience I wouldnt wish on anyone. They pulled all the drawers out and emptied contents all over the place, same with wardrobes, trampled over overthing - muddy footprints, new bed I had bought little Katie - all trampled over. Trampled our beds and parents is broken, mattresses pulled about - must have been looking for money under beds. Totally unbelievable.

I would like to think that they would be caught and rot in jail for a long time but as there has apparently been two other burgalries in the area in the past week, I doubt they will be.

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Oh no, that is just awful, hope you all can get over it.



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As I said on UKBD Helen, I hope that everyone can put it behind them soon, so the "people" that did it can't cause any further distress to your family.

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Im so sorry to hear that you and your mum have been through this. May these "people" get their just deserts

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That is awful, hope you can salvage things, cannot begin to imagine the trauma of something like this.



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Katiesnowflake
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Too much damage for parents to live in a present. It is so sad, they have lived in that house for nearly 40 years and now feel scared to think they will "alone"in it at some time in the future. Someone younger could adapt better but they are in their 80's. The amount of damage and devastation is just unbelievable.
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These people obviously don't realise just how much this affects people, either that or they just don't care. Its hard to believe people can actually be so heartless.

:bighug: for your parents :bighug:



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Didnt realise uyour parents were of that age.My heart goes out to them.:love:

How are they healthwise,such a traumatic experience for anyone never mind how old they are, but it must feel like the bottom of their world has fell out for them

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Katiesnowflake
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They are bearing up Carol. I had to go to town today to the dentist so took mum and the dogs with me - we called at the house afterwards - felt strange going back into it again but the longer you leave it the harder it is. Mum i still very shocked. Dad is recovering better and I now feel a cold anger. The Police are coming tomorrow for a statement. Part of it still seems unreal.

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OMG Helen:bighug:

Have just read this post - Your poor parents must be so upset. It must be such a terrible experience - not just for the damage caused but for the emotional factor too. They have lived in the house for 40 years but it must be as if someone has completely invaded their privacy.:worried:

:bighug:I hope you get it all sorted soon and that you can all get throgh this without too much heartache.

I'm not even going to attempt to describe what i think of the people who did this:vangry:

:bighug:to all of you.



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Katiesnowflake
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When the detective came today she said that there was no call for the amount of sheer destructiveness they caused. Apparently they targeted another house about 2 miles away from ours same day - did exactly the same. She says generally speaking they are just looking for jewellery and money. Things to shove in the pocket and get away with.

Apparently the biggest deterrent these days is an alarm.

Helen

  
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How are things going Helen :bighug:



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Katiesnowflake
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A bit better thanks Karen. The insurance is moving and have a contractor coming in to replace the UPVC doors/window and another to repair the internal doors. It will be a while though before its all done and then they can think about moving back. We are going to get an alarm [as recommended by the Police] so at least there is the deterrant of "noise". We are still a bit edgy but getting there. I dont know how parents will feel when back and actualy sleeping there, but see how it goes.

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"House breaking is a problem that will not get any better till there is a policeman on every street corner and anyone out of work for over 6 months with out a good reason does 1 year national service."
This is the o/h well voiced opinion, and I can not argue with any of it but the fact that it will put better trained villains on the street in 18 months time.
The world economy has made this and all we can do is known that house breaking is a real posibility. Get all the leaflets and advice up front, and prepare for it.
The irony is, we have nice dogs, should we have some really nasty pieces of canine agression sitting at home, we would probably be safe.



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Hi Helen

I hope things are getting sorted now. Like you said only time will tell how your parents feel when they are back living there properly.

It's bad enough being burgled and having things stolen - but there is no need for the amount of damage they caused. Did none of the neighbours hear anything? - surely there must have been a fair amount of noise for the amount of damage they caused. What time of day it it happen?

I was reading in the paper the other day that 4pm is the most common time for burglaries to occur as thieves expect everyone to either be at work or picking kids up from school. :eek:4PM - Thats the middle of the afternoon. I would have thought that it was more likely to have been at night when it was dark and quiet outside and less people were likely to see anything suspicious.

:bighug:For you and your parents - I hope its all sorted soon.



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just read the post helen and i'm really sorry for your parents and for you!! it happened for my godmother a few years ago she was devastated ,hurt!!



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Did none of the neighbours hear anything? - surely there must have been a fair amount of noise for the amount of damage they caused. What time of day it it happen?


Most of the neighbours are out working. Either that or they are students and not about. The house next door to them is a rented house and new tennants only moved in about 3 weeks. They seem to go out about 7am and dont come back until around 7pm. I'd like parents to move away from the area, but..:ohwell:

Hopefully the upvc door and window will go in next week so they can get home again after that. First thing I am getting done is an alarm. Police say that is the one thing that will deter a burglar, a house alarm.

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Quote: Katiesnowflake at 00:19:54 Sun Oct 14 2007


I'd like parents to move away from the area, but..:ohwell:



I know what you mean Helen - My nan lived on her own in Clacton-On-Sea after my Grandad died and the family all wanted her to move but she insisted that it was her home and she was staying put. I can understand in a way - when people have lived somewhere for a very long time they don't want the upheaval of moving home and they feel very settled where they are.

Maybe after what has happened it will make them think about it again. Just such a shame that it has happened in this way.



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