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Old 02-11-2012, 08:11 PM
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So my week just keeps getting better and better I come home at 9:15pm and someone broke into my home and stole stuff out of my home. Funny part was when the cop came to me to make the report his first question was how much did I have to drink. I was out at my moms birthday dinner. I was like not one drink. I was thinking what would that have to do with the break in...like really what does that have to do with the break in.
So far I'm missing..

2- HP Laptops not even a year old
1- 32 IN LED Samsung tv
2 -Humminbird 11 series screens
5- Penn Tq 300s
2- Shamino 30's
11- Penn Battle reels
20- Rods st.croix, star, g loomis rods, penn
-Fishing tackle
- Wife's Jewelry

Hopefully My homeowners insurance will cover all of this. I have pictures of most of it except for like two new reels.

This is all what I can see thats missing so far. I hope I win the powerball tonight for 325 Million !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 02-11-2012, 08:53 PM
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you need to do a recon of your immediate area ASAP

by that I mean you need to thoroughly cover any vacant lots, empty homes, areas around the corner from you....or any place that would give someone a vantage point to watch you and your house and your "goings on"

look for recent food trash (not just crap blown up but something that looks like someone was sitting there eating and or drinking it while watching you)

you need to go over what you were doing when you loaded up in your car to go to your moms birthday.....were you in a suit and tie or a tux with your wife all dressed up where it would be clear to someone sitting in a car watching that you were going "out for the evening" VS walking out in shorts and a T and going around the corner to the Cstore and you would be back in 15 minutes

if you find food trash or other signs of someone "camped out" watching you then they will probably be back and or your neighbors with a "routine" will be hit sooner rather than later

I had some friends that were hit when the mom went to pick her kids up from school.....just like she did everyday......this was in Houston, Texas and it just so happened there was a heavily treed vacant lot across the street and when the cop went over there to look (back when cops bothered to do stuff like that) there were several days worth of fast food trash in a pile where someone had been sitting and watching the neighborhood goings on......it just so happened my friends had the easiest routine to get down and that was being gone about an hour to get the kids from school

obviously since moms birthday comes only once a year this would not be a routine unless her birthday happened to coincide with your saturday night dinner date with your wife

which is why I said think about what you "looked like" when you loaded up in the car to go out.....then think about any cars you might have passed or any place that someone may have been parked to observe you walking out and "loading up the fam" for an extended period being away from the house......most people don't load up the wife and kids ect for a quick run to the grocery store

you could have been the victim of someone that was going around knocking and if not getting an answer kicking in the door and moving in for the goods, but most criminals like a little more surety than that and from the amount you were hit for and what it would take to make that haul it sounds like they were not in a huge hurry......fishing rods especially 20 of them are not something you just run around with especially big off shore ones and they are not something you just jump on a stolen moped and haul ass off with....I would talk to neighbors and see if anyone was knocking looking for "suzie" or a lost dog or some other BS and if so see if you can get a description.....or has anyone done that to you in the last few nights.....then when you were home and the neighbor around the way was not....they got hit

short of the above have you had any recent service people in your house that could have seen what you had available

if none of that I would start thinking about any little punk ass 14-20yos that might be running feral in your neighborhood that would actually be able to run a block or two with huge arm loads or unwieldy crap back to their house where "mom" will believe they traded a colecovision, an electronic football, and an old pair of "aihr jorens" for several thousand dollars worth of stuff
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Ouch. I feel for ya man. Check the pawn shops. Police treated me as a suspect initially during the most recent robbery. I find it interesting that they took the fishing gear, the tackle especially. I actually think that might lead to catching he/she/it. See if police will share records concerning theft of similar artifacts in your area. I am sure that is public record and police would share the info. Up here, TVs, jewelry, and perscription drugs are pretty much the only things that regularly get stolen. 2 break ins at my house and they never touched my fishing gear which led me to believe they didn't know a thing about fishing. Some of my setups are worth more than a few of the my watches that were stolen. As it turned out, I was right as the people who was arrested (housekeeper and husband) were not anglers. Seems like whoever did this might know a thing or two about fishing. Also would not be surprised if you know the person, likely someone you talked fishing with in the past. As aforementioned, its not easy carrying that quantity around so also very likely a local person involved.
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I notice you are from Orlando/Placida. Where did it happen? Thieves suck.
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I'd check the guys from gasparilla marina ')
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Definately hit the pawn shops asap pass the info around to the pawn shops, they have to ID everyone that pawns something. When our boat dock got hit a while back thats how I caught the theif selling shore power cords to the salvage yards. I carry shield and a weapon so that made the salvage yard very cooperative.
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Glad nobody was hurt. Sorry to hear of this. I would think insurance should cover all. I doubt there is any deductible for theft....
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Originally Posted by AnglerFX View Post
... Funny part was when the cop came to me to make the report his first question was how much did I have to drink...
Don't you know that you can be charged with RUI (Robbed Under the Influence)? Who knows why they would ask you that? Weird.

Glad to hear no weapons were stolen. The insurance will cover the loss. Sounds like a big pawn shop haul?

On an aside, I love the TV shows where they set up a sting operation where they have a fake pawn shop. Wish they would do that for real, more often.
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There is definately a deductable, there always is... Dont feel shy about giving retail or preferably MSRP prices to the insurance company because they wont feel bad depreciating the values... That is not shadey, that is legit advice.... and dont forget to get your sales tax back too, thats legit also and probably 5-7%
Sorry to hear, Glad you weren't home and no one got hurt... things can be replaced.
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Sorry to here of your loss. One thing to think about, if you make claims to your insurance company, they may not renew your policy. Happened to me with Prudential years ago. They said I had too many claims. 1 in 3 years is average. I had 3 in 1 year. All were covered by them. I told them to shove it and I went looking for a new company. After several attempts, I had to call Prud back and beg for my policy back. It cost me a high premium for two years. Then Prud pulled out of Va. I was glad.
Hope you catch them. I'll check craigslist up hear in va.
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Check your vacant houses FIRST!! Many times local criminals will stash stuff there...next check Pawn Shops and the local Craigslist and Ebay... Hopefully the were dumb enough not to use gloves so the Evidence Tech could get prints....

That really suxs..also the fact that your fishing stuff was hit so hard says to me, that the culprit maybe an acquaintance or marina people or someone that knows what equipment you have.
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I'd have gotten more than a little PO'd if he'd asked me about the drink. I think I would have responded in this manner...
"About the same number of donuts as you had while cooped in your squad car before the call came in..."
Hope you get your stuff back...and as someone said earlier, thieves suck...
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Yeah this sucks. Bad shit always happens to me all the time. For some reason I'm attracted to it. I forgot to add both my Ipods where stolen also.
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they got in my house last july 4th weekend,luckily the alarm scared them off
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I have one just not connected.
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Originally Posted by AnglerFX View Post
I have one (an alarm) just not connected.
Originally Posted by AnglerFX View Post
Yeah this sucks. Bad shit always happens to me all the time. For some reason I'm attracted to it...
Want a hint? ;?
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Many times the perp or someone he knows has been in your house recently. Words spoken sitting around the bar like.... "Man I was in this dudes house fixing his water heater and boy did he have alot of cool fishing stuff...." is all it takes.

Did you get a delivery or something repaired or installed in the house lately?
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Originally Posted by AnglerFX View Post
Funny part was when the cop came to me to make the report his first question was how much did I have to drink.
You really need to understand that police have only one goal, and that is to retire with full benefits after 20 years. Solve a crime? I don't think so.
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Originally Posted by gingersnap View Post
You really need to understand that police have only one goal, and that is to retire with full benefits after 20 years. Solve a crime? I don't think so.
Why dont you ask one of the families of the 19,000 LEOs that have been killed in this country through the years and get their thoughts.

http://www.nleomf.org/memorial/
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Originally Posted by gingersnap View Post
You really need to understand that police have only one goal, and that is to retire with full benefits after 20 years. Solve a crime? I don't think so.
Wow, this is harsh!




Sorry to hear about your run of bad joojoo. Of all of the stuff you lost, I think losing my iPods would be the killer. Hopefully you had your music backed up on a computer that wasn't stolen

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