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Robbed (Burglary 1) [20080326|14:08]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Hi everyone.

This is just to let you all know that while we were away over Easter holiday, Claudine and I were burgled. Both of my digital cameras (including all the SLR lenses), my laptop and my desktop were stolen. Along with a couple of nice bottles of whisky and the entire contents of our wine rack. (Harumph.) So, uh, yeah. The police are here looking for fingerprints. My room was completely torn apart.

That's it for now, I guess.

ETA: The police found blood in my room. Note to everyone: leave a box of thumbtacks amongst your valuables.
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[User Picture]From: cataragon
2008-03-26 14:12 (UTC)
Suck. I *hate* being burgled.
I hope you were insured.

C.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-26 14:39 (UTC)
Nope. Not insured.
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[User Picture]From: inahandbasket
2008-03-26 14:23 (UTC)
aww, that blows.
:-(
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 09:48 (UTC)
Yeah, and I don't think it swallowed either. Useless!
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[User Picture]From: namey
2008-03-26 14:26 (UTC)
Grr. Sorry, hon. :/
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 12:16 (UTC)
Thanks. I should have got insurance, but I figured my stuff was mostly so old that no one would want to take it anyway. My bad! :-/
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 12:18 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm kind of glad we weren't in, but at the same time, I wish I could have caught them, cheeky little fuckers.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 12:18 (UTC)
Me too. Although the logic!brain is mostly peeved that we didn't have insurance.
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[User Picture]From: gourou
2008-03-26 14:52 (UTC)
"The police found blood in my room."

...and for an hour a police state with a big DNA database doesn't sound so bad.

Edited at 2008-03-26 02:54 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2008-03-26 18:06 (UTC)
I know, right? Jesus.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 10:20 (UTC)
Really tired, mostly. I feel like I could sleep for a week.
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[User Picture]From: minirth
2008-03-26 15:25 (UTC)
NO! MOTHERFUCKERS! I'm so sorry!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 16:07 (UTC)
Thank you. Also, thanks for the rage on my behalf. I'm getting too tired to muster it. Bleh!
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[User Picture]From: smallfurry
2008-03-26 16:09 (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear that. I hope they didn't take anything irreplaceable, although I know they took things that are expensive to replace, which totally sucks. Here's hoping they turn up in a pawnshop.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 16:09 (UTC)
I did one sweep of the pawn shops in the area already; will do another this weekend. I figure if they're going to turn up, the cameras or possibly the desktop will.
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[User Picture]From: thirdbird
2008-03-26 16:21 (UTC)
DAMN. Damn damn damn. I'm so sorry. People suck sometimes. :(
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 16:10 (UTC)
Indeed. I'm not exactly sure what they got out of tossing my underwear all over the place, but it probably doesn't bear thinking about too much.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2008-03-26 16:28 (UTC)
I'm sorry you lost so many valuables, but mostly I'm just glad it happened while you were gone. :(
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 16:11 (UTC)
Well, they went in at midday on a weekday on a street which is populated with flat conversions and mostly occupied by 20-to-30-something young professionals. I think they weren't really expecting anyone to be home.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2008-03-26 16:37 (UTC)
Damn it. *kicks wall* Did you have your hd backed up? Mostly? Woo hoo photos *ahem* locked away? And who steals a desktop?

This completely sucks. In so many ways. But...yeah, glad you weren't home.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 16:05 (UTC)
Yes, yes, no (blushes), people who are desperate for drugs??
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 11:22 (UTC)
Thief-catching is more likely with the DNA evidence, but returning of things is not so much. I've pretty much given up on the notion of getting stuff back, although it would be satisfying to see the little bastards squirm at being caught.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2008-03-26 17:21 (UTC)
Next time two boxes of tacks!

My grandmother's place was burgled twice. It was a horrific feeling. I hope you're able to sleep okay. You need your strength to kick their asses and take back your stuff should you ever find them.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 12:12 (UTC)
Yeah, I definitely got that the violation is worse than the stuff being taken. I slept okay for about five hours last night, and then I woke up and sat bolt upright and stared at the wall for some minutes, twitching. Rubbish. Hopefully I do better tonight.
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From: tdj
2008-03-26 17:39 (UTC)
Poisoned thumbtacks.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-03-27 11:23 (UTC)
imyril's bloke suggested thumbtacks coated with high strength laxatives. Ew!
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