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Some W*nker broke into our house in the night

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astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 06:00:13

Feel so pissed off, upset, angry, tired etc. Woke up at 3 am to hear my back door being tried, immediately checked to see if it was my dp leaving for work and realised he was still asleep. Then heard loads of banging, cupboard doors being opened and stuff woke up my dp who told me to sod off, I told him i was serious, continued to hear noises so went and checked on my kids to see if they were still in bed. Dp got up and armed with an iron, after shouting down stairs we went down to find an open window in the kitchen and both our wallets stolen. Stupid tw8t had even climbed back out the window despite their being a key in the back door. Police came after about five mins and dogs recovered my dp's wallet, all cash etc taken. Scent disappeared in the next street up. Am so angry at the moment, mainly because my dp works nights and i feel like someones just takenaway my sense of security. At the minute I feel quite calm, but i have no idea how I'll feel when he goes to work tomorrow night. Just had to share this as its too early to phone anyone and i feel all wierd and hyper.

bunny2 Fri 29-Apr-05 06:26:51

poor you I would feel vulnerable and scared. Some people are real b*stards.

Can anyone stay with you tonight (the burglar wont return though, nothing left to nick) so you feel a bit safer?

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 06:30:24

I might try and see if someone can, thing is I'll have to do it on my own sometime and I worry that if I prolong it, it will get harder. My kids have just got up, thank goodness they slept through it. I'm not going to tell them as I hate the thought of them being scared. Thanks Bunny for your reply, wouldn't normally be up, or here myself, kids are poorly so don't even have to get them ready for school. !!

bunny2 Fri 29-Apr-05 06:35:47

ds wet the bed that#'s why Im up!

I know what you mean about prolonging it. Do you have a good friend nearby who can be next to the phone all night?

bunny2 Fri 29-Apr-05 06:36:35

And do you have a phone by your bed? that way at least you will feel that it is easy to contact someone close by?

bunny2 Fri 29-Apr-05 06:37:52

got to go
take care

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 06:39:27

I used to take my phone to bed all the time and then stopped doing it, will have to start again. My dp can have his phone at work so I will probably keep in contact with him and have a glass of wine or three tonight. Just wish i hadn't woken up, the panic i would have felt had i been on my own is unimaginable

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 06:39:52

Thanks Bunny, happy washing x

BellaLasagne Fri 29-Apr-05 06:57:56

I'm here too.....oh, big ((hugs)) to you...

We had someone prowling around our house a couple of years ago, they broke into a shed at the back of our house and took dh's pretty expensive mountain bike.

I was angry at the time then felt freaked out that someone had been prowling around while we were there tucked up in bed, so you may feel that way too soon.

Do you have any locks on your downstairs windows (and upstairs come to that)? I must admit to being much more security consciuos now...

I'd also take the phone to bed with you. My dh is away a lot too and I always take the phone up and have something large and heavy to hand for peace of mind....

Are the police being of any more help to you? They should following this up with victim support if nothing else.

Take care,


astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 07:03:55

Thanks BellaLasagne

Yes it is probably more the thought of someone being in the house whilst we were upstairs. We do have locks but we don't always use them, if I'm honest I couldn't have made things easier for them. No offer of victim support, I'm sure I'll get a letter or something, Scenes of crime coming round later so will have to send my kids of to my mums and spread our germs!! Not allowed to touch anything in the kitchen so can't even have breakfast

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 07:04:58

And don't have any money either so can't even buy any!!

whimsy Fri 29-Apr-05 07:11:24

There are some real tosser's about, my dh used to work night's so I know what it feels like to alone. I'd be inclined to have someone stop with you tonight just incase you can't sleep.

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 07:14:16

Nights are horrid and I normally console myself by telling myself how ridiculous it is to worry about such things, awful to find your irrational fears were quite rational after all. Iused to be really paranoid but have got so much better, looks like I'm back to leaving the radio on all night!

whimsy Fri 29-Apr-05 07:17:33

I used to leave the radio on all night too,and take something hard with me to bed, just in case.

whimsy Fri 29-Apr-05 07:19:30

Sorry that came out wrong not hard (sounds rude) but you know something to whack someone with.

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 07:20:05

Dp picked up the iron!! Was quite a sight in his boxers with an iron,I'd have run too, i have a baseball bat somewhere might have to dig it out, either that or sleep downstairs.

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 07:21:11

I knew what you meant!

triceratops Fri 29-Apr-05 07:23:02

What a terrible thing to happen. Have to laugh at your dp going armed with an iron, has he been watching Eastenders? But seriously this happened to me a few years ago and I had to move house and get a big dog eventually as I just didn't feel safe anymore.

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 07:25:20

We're not really in a position to move, hope i don't feel like that, still quite shocked so not sure how I feel at the moment. Dp hates eastenders but honestly looked such a sight, will have to remind him to go the gym!

Freckle Fri 29-Apr-05 07:40:58

Get a dog wot barks! Honestly, there have been a number of burglaries in our street but none of the houses with dogs has been targetted. Burglars want to get in and out without being detected and that is unlikely to happen if there is a dog present.

gscrym Fri 29-Apr-05 07:48:27

Also get an alarm, or at least the box to make a burglar think there's an alarm. We got the pooch after our burglary but we had been out when it happened. Much as she's a big soft lump when we're up, I've heard her when we're in bed and someone is outside in the street and she sounds vicious.
Invest in window locks. The scum who had broken into us waited and came back a few months later when the insurance had paid out. By this time, we had the pooch and an alarm. He went next door and did them instead. He also got caught and banged up.

astonished Fri 29-Apr-05 07:51:51

Good to hear someone getting caught. We have an alarm which was here when we moved in we just don't know how to use it, doesn't have a make or model. As much as i would love a dog, i have five kids and i think a dog would just about push me over the edge!! We don't have the biggest of houses!! Might just train my dp to bark!! Feeling quite shit now, sun is shining and I feel miserable.

ggglimpopo Fri 29-Apr-05 08:51:11

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megandsoph Fri 29-Apr-05 09:37:16

astonished what about them wee JML alarms that have been advertised on tele lately they ar only wee I know but they sound quite good... but mind u I think they are only activated when u open doors and stuff hmmm but their are also companys who install alarms and charge a monthly fee about £5 a week. I'd definetly consider looking round for something though hun

Hulababy Fri 29-Apr-05 09:59:18

I would also second getting an alarm. We got one after beeing broken into 9;uckily we were out), but it really shook me up for a while. the alarm gave me some security. We also had a telephone put in our bedroom too, and locks on the windows.

So sorry - nightmare.

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