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Mega-burglary in "super safe" suburb

Here's a megaburglary ($200,000 in jewelry and whatever else was in the safe) in a so-called "super safe" suburb (Moorestown, NJ). The house looks to me to be worth well north of $1 million.  The homeowners went away for the weekend ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Aug 12 2014 - 9:24am - 9 comments - 0 attachments

Don't hide gold in your dresser!

If you must hide valuables at home (instead of in a private vault or bank safe deposit box), at least make them hard to find.  I handled a burglary recently in which the burglar was in the victim's house for at least 30 minutes but DIDN'T ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jun 30 2014 - 2:19pm - 13 comments - 0 attachments

Fortify your doors

Fortify your door! I handled a burglary recently which illustrates several facts about securing your home from burglars.  The victim in this case lives in condo in a building with 6 floors and 24 units.  The victim’s condo would probably sell ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jun 30 2014 - 1:36pm - 7 comments - 0 attachments

Prevent burglar's entry through your garage

I have previously shared that I responded to the burglary of an NFL player's home in which entry by the burglars was gained through the garage door.  The entry was gained by breaking one of the small pieces of glass in the garage door, then using ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Mar 25 2014 - 10:19am - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Mental preparation for that moment when you are attacked

A few days ago I posted a news article about a Detroit mother who defended herself from three armed home invaders using a rifle.   http://www.peakprosperity.com/discussion/84835/mother-repels-three-home-... In my comments I wrote: When ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Feb 25 2014 - 6:27pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Mother repels three home invaders with rifle

A Detroit mother repels three home invaders with a rifle: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/mother-opens-fire-on-home-invaders-to-pro... Take aways: 1. Most modern doors are just this EASY to breach: no tools, no skill.  Just a few kicks ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Feb 19 2014 - 9:20pm - 13 comments - 0 attachments

Clever thieves use your electronics against you

The following link highlights two clever burglaries/thefts in which the criminals used the victims' electronic gadgets against them.  In the first, criminals broke into the victims's  car while they were at a football game. Among the items ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jan 14 2014 - 11:20pm - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Gangster scarecrows in Detroit

Westcoastjan shared a great news article in the 11/29/13 daily digest which I couldn't resist commenting on and inviting you to think about for your own situations. Gangster scarecrows keep robbers away from Detroit home by  ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Nov 29 2013 - 4:22pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Home invasion so easy a cave man could do it!

Here's a home invasion so easy a cave man could do it!  In fact when the three perps are caught, I'm betting they will turn out to be the modern equivalent of cave men: IQ below 90, significant criminal history, and failures in every aspect of ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Oct 23 2013 - 10:35am - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Washington, DC Resiliency Group

An information-sharing forum to foster a resilient community in the Greater Washington, DC Region.  (agriculture, alarm system, burglary, capitol, chickens, Chris ...

Group - KatieLoovis - Oct 14 2013 - 4:00pm - 0 comments

Naked woman/distraction burglary

At first, I was going to do something I almost never do and grant these burglars a star for being original. Then I came to my senses and realized that this is an age-old crime (distraction burglary).  However, within that well-known category of crime, I ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Aug 26 2013 - 9:20pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Dogs: A false sense of security?

We've talked before on PP about the pros and cons of dogs in the home as crime deterrents and defenders of the home and your family.  It is definitely true that some criminals will not target a home that has dogs, or dogs that are frightening to ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Aug 2 2013 - 10:53am - 5 comments - 0 attachments

Assume criminals are watching and plotting

Two South Jersey burglars find homes to burglarize by studying the obituaries in the newspaper and then hitting the deceased's home while the funeral is going on.  This kind of thing is common all over the country. ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jun 17 2013 - 5:52pm - 7 comments - 0 attachments

Community defense as police resources dwindle

Here's a link to a shtfplan.com post which discusses how neighbors are banding together in East Oakland, CA to patrol their own neighborhood to deter crime.  Police resources in their city have been dwindling and police response to the ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Mar 9 2013 - 1:44pm - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Home burglary by relatives

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/12/25/ministers-home-burglarized-on-christmas-eve/ The above link describes a burglary at the home of a minister on Christmas Eve while the minister was away conducting Christmas Eve services at his church.  I ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Dec 26 2012 - 2:53pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Burglary lessons learned

Here's a TV news account of how a mother and daughter handled discovering a burglar in their house in the process of making off with their stuff.  Remember why this is a burglary, not a home invasion: the perp intended to get in and out without ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Oct 24 2012 - 6:49pm - 9 comments - 0 attachments

Residential safes

I have included here a portion of the material in my wiki on "Personal Safety and Home Defense" regarding the use of safes to secure valuables in the home.  Safes offer valuable protection, but there is a wide range of features and costs.  ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jul 6 2012 - 3:31am - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Toronto Resiliency Group

This group is for people in Toronto or the surrounding area to discuss the hard pressed times we are experiencing today.  The objective is to face reality head on and get some good ideas to build resilience and a community in the Toronto area.  The idea ...

Group - Transcend - Jul 6 2012 - 9:58am - 0 comments

Burglary lessons to be learned

There's so much to learn for our own safety from "real life" crime.  Three masked men attempted a burglary in broad daylight at the home of Philadelphia area Congressman Bob Brady.  There are some lessons to be learned.   ...

Discussion - thc0655 - Jun 18 2012 - 8:20am - 20 comments - 0 attachments

Personal Safety and Home Defense

Our group is devoted to helping one another effectively address the issues of personal safety in and around the home.  There are many steps we can take to make ourselves, our families and our possessions safer from criminal attack.  The group is focused ...

Group - thc0655 - Jun 17 2012 - 10:41pm - 0 comments