$75,000 in Collectibles Stolen From Altadena Home

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  1. Mike Like Bike

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    Most basic security systems these days have a battery backup that switches on, just in case someone tinkers with the power. Older systems might not have that, so it's worth checking on if you have a system installed. If you have skylights, be sure to have motion detectors installed under them or shatter detectors. Our neighbor had her roof skylight shattered, and things were hauled off via the roof and carried down somewhere...
     
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    Wow that is crazy that people were hauling stuff out onto the roof.

    I would also say that it would be best if you would keep your collection on the down low. This guy was calling all kinds of attention to what kind of stuff he had in his house.
     
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    Yes, I think it was a neighbor that was committing several robberies in the area. Scary really! And yep, the only thing I brag about in the house are my kittees :razz:

    The old houses in the neighborhood are glued together and 3 stories high. I did go up on the roof (have to do it to clean the gutters anyway), and I walked on all the roofs on our block, looking to see if any of the skylights would open/close like trap doors. Didn't see anything unusual, but the police also thought it was a neighbor who was responsible. I think almost all the neighbors have a security system now--not like in the old days :(
     
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    Wow this sucks. I feel for him.
     
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    Okay, gonna take a page from a 20th century Japanese child's playbook and write my name in permanent marker on all my toys.
     
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    I'm more worried about my hockey equipment getting stolen.
     
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    Good idea. I just did that to all my stuff ;)
     
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    Burglaries- usually start with a knock at the front door. No answer, no dog barking etc they go to the back of the house and start looking for week entry points. Using things like garbage cans to get up to high windows etc. You'd be surprised at how easy it is to boot open a door, especially an older home. Small windows on rear doors = easy glass break entry.

    deterrents- keyed deadbolt locks (both sides), barking dogs, security signs or systems, Tv or radio on in the house, car in the garage...

    One of my friends is a burglary detective, he interviews serial burglars and these are some of the tips he's given. I think a barking dog was the number one deterrent from a stranger burglary.
     
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    I prefer Home Alone style boobytraps.

    Yeah you might get in, but you're not getting back out.
     
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    They left behind an Apple TV?! Crazy!
     
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    Good reminder not to invite people (Skullbrain nerds) over to your house to share your collection or post pics on message boards (Skullbrain.org) of your collection :|
     
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    No one can get within 100 ft of our house without our dog going crazy!

    She's a beast!

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    I don't even want to look at anything in this thread right now.


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