TIPS FROM A CONVICTED HOME BURGLAR

 

 

Caught red handed, arrested and convicted a home burglar admitted to over

100 residential burglaries.  The following are a few of the ways he selected

a target home and how to rip it off.

 

HOW DID HE PICK A HOME ?

 

He would walk around a neighborhood for about one hour looking for an

EASY TARGET.  An easy target was any home with open windows and

open garage doors.  A home with a NO ONE HOME appearance such as lawn

needing  mowing, newspapers out front and mail mounting up.

 

He would check the area activity, such as cars in driveway and children playing.

 

WHAT WOULD DETER HIM ?

 

Dogs

Neighborhood Watch Signs

            Noise (TV or radio playing inside home)

            Burglar alarm systems

            Nosy neighbors who could identify him to the police

 

HOW WOULD HE GET IN ?

 

Through unlocked windows and doors

            Through unlocked garage doors

            Would knock at front door to see if anyone was home

Would go around back and try a door or window before breaking in

           

WHERE WOULD HE LOOK ?

 

            Would ransack bedroom dresser looking for money and jewelry

            Check bathroom for jewelry

            Would not waste time searching a cluttered room or closet

 

WHAT WOULD HE TAKE ?

 

            If on foot, he would take pocket items, money, jewelry, etc.

            If a car was available he would take TV’s, VCR’s, phones and weapons

            May even hide big items outside and return later to remove

            May even change into victim’s clothing, before leaving, to change his appearance

 

WHAT IF CONTRONTED ?

 

            May surrender to an armed homeowner, if he knows the owner would shoot him

            May fight an unarmed homeowner

Would run from the police 

He knows the police would not shoot him unless he is a threat to the officer

 

 

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