Thursday, January 15, 2009

Criminals Target Sporting Events To Burglarize Homes

This gives us something to think about with all our new
electronic technology.

A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard.

When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen.
The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean up the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.

*Key Install a home security system, they are affordable, easy to operate and worth every penny to prevent being victimized.

1 comment:

Dave said...

I can't believe I didn't think of that - now I'm wondering if people leave their cell phone in the car, would a burglar think to call home and see if anybody is there? Just realized also the side benefit to using the other person's GPS - if you're caught and your GPS is confiscated, nobody will be able to look for what addresses you punched in. Very smart.