On Friday we arrived home to find the curtain rail on the floor and the small high window wide open. My heart sank as I ran into the lounge and the girls yelled out "mum, our stereo is gone!". The front door was wide open, the key gone. Drawers were open, clothes and jewellery tossed aside. The iPad was gone, as was the iPod touch and a cellphone. We were all shaken as we rang the police and checked in with neighbours. The kids cried and slept in the same bed that night, Marty and I couldn't focus well on anything. I felt so violated, some stranger had dared come into our personal space, walk around in our home taking what they please and see our photos on the wall. It's unnerving at best. But I was grateful that they had left the big items (although that irked me - will they be back!?!) and That I was able to wipe the iPad remotely of personal info. So this morning the police showed up ready to take fingerprints and do their CSI work!
The kids were fascinated as they dusted for prints and used their blue light and magnifying glass to see the results.
We had to be printed too, so they could eliminate our fingers. I've never had that done before, was a bit weird after all the TV I watch! They showed us the footprints they found and explained it was a basketball shoe and how they knew. They assured us they probably won't be back, they are more intereste in the smaller items like iPads then home computers. And they recommended getting a home alarm...so Marty is putting one in right now! What a weekend. Sheesh.