House broke into
Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:53 AM
I arrived home about 930 and I had pulled into the drive and I noticed my front door was open. instantly, I knew something isn't right. I walk through the front door to basically an empty living room. Someone had definately walked through and took what they wanted...
I panic, call the police to make a police report. I then have to go through my house and look at what was missing. However, I won't go into details at the words I used but I will list what I lost...
2 month old 60" LG TV
2 month old Xbox 360 250 GB
2 month old black oak tv stand
Complete surround sound system with 8 speakers and 2 subwoofer
Wifes grandmothers wedding ring
3 Minnesota Viking framed authentic autographed jerseys signed by Adrian Peterson I personally got at training camp
Autographed Randy Moss rookie football in a case
4 Authentic Minnesota Viking helmets signed. Chad Greenway, Antoine Winfield, Percy Harvin and Christian Ponder.
Box of authentic real NFL jerseys I had boxed up from just being boughten that were sitting on the mantel. Was 7 jerseys in there at around 80 bucks a pop.
Wifes Victorian style jewelery box with a lot of gold ear rings, necklaces and bracelets. No costume jewelery.
My wallet, I.d. credit cards, check cards (usually never leave it out of my pocket but the one Time I forget, go figure)
There was a lot more smaller items taken. Some of this stuff is not replaceable. I am so heated right now...
As far as suspects, I bought that TV for 2200.00. Made a mistake because a week after I bought it, I found a 72 inch TV. I decided I'd try my luck with Craigslist. I was gonna sell it and buy a 72".
I had these two guys come look at it. One came with his wife, the other came with his daughter... Both seemed real down to earth and interested. One thing I noticed, the guy who came through with his wife had been very interested in everything else but the TV. Asked about all my diecast collection, My plastic models, the football items, I thought he seemed weird but we left in a rush and it never.dawned on me...
Now I am out of all my stuff and the guy used a Trac phone to call me so there having a hard time finding him tp question him. what was a good time away turned into complete hell...
Anyone I am doing trades with, please bare with me. I'm good for it,I just got hit kinda hard with.this. ill have everyone's stuff out before Friday.
Anyone else have there place broke into? How did insurance handle it. This is my first time..
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Edited by Greg Wann, 08 August 2012 - 06:13 AM.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:32 AM
2 laptops, my Acer Aspire and her netbook
2 digital cameras, a GE and a Cannon Powershot
a 30GB portable hard drive with backups of my music on it
assorted jewelry including a 2ct. ruby ring my mom had given my wife.
Insurance was amazing. We got a settlement for everything within 3 days. I'm much happier with the new laptop, but I'd a whole lot rather it had never happened either time.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:42 AM
Check addresses and phone numbers etc. when contact is made. Give this to the police.AND your insurance company. They want them as much and maybe more so than law enforcement and sometimes have more resources. Thieves can be deceptively clever AND stupid. Good Luck!
Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:59 AM
Did you have any appraisals or certificates for the football stuff? Chances are the thieves will be dumb enough to sell it somewhere and if you have some way of identifying it, it could make it easier to recover.
Never had to go through what you are and hope I never have to. Best of luck to you and thankfully most of it can be replaced!
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Sad part is we all can look foreward to even more of this as the economy gets worse.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:52 AM
The police officer said he is willing to bet the robber backed his truck into the garage and shut the door and went to town getting what he wanted.. The thing is, I do not smoke in my garage and someone left two cig butts in there... Cop took them and said these could be key evidence if the people have other offences and have there DNA on file..
My insurance is kind of jerking me around a bit. I am a unorganized person and misplaced the receipt for my TV and XBOX. They need proof it was there, I have a picture but there is no proof because it didnt have a date on it. Most of my sports stuff don't have receipts.. I will.be very mad if this is just a huge loss...
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:03 AM
The lesson here for all of us is to inventory everything of value, have those family heirlooms appraised, and keep everything on a flash drive or DVD in a safe deposit box in case you ever have to file a claim.
I, like many others, probably have about half of my worldly possesions inventoried and the rest I wouldn't be able to tell you a model number or value of. I will begin work this weekend and make sure I am up to date with a list of my valuables.
It is sad that there are people out there that want to use Craigslist as a means to rob people of their hard earned possesions but nothing surprises me anymore.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:58 AM
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:42 PM
...My wallet, I.d. credit cards, check cards (usually never leave it out of my pocket but the one Time I forget, go figure)...
Sods law. The one time I left my laptop on site instead of taking it home the site shed got broken into and it got taken. They also took milk, crackers and the foremans lunch but overlooked a $40,000 GPS system sitting in plain sight in a LOUD yellow box.
Hope you can sort out the insurance company - best of luck with them.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:00 AM
Edited by Tom Setzer, 09 August 2012 - 04:01 AM.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:22 AM
Key is be honest. Don't over inflate values.(they have a nose for this)
The place you bought the TV and equipment should be able to provide proof of purchase.
If you have any home pictures of any type with the collectables in the background that will help establish their existance. Same with any jewelery. Also get an estimate from a local collectibles seller with high and low end retail values for what you had. Anything you do not have pictures of but have witnesses swearing you had the items, be willing to take the low end or a little below on. (he said that will help get a fair price with the established high end items )
Also sworn afidavits from non family members (notarized) can also help in establishing what was stolen especially things you don't have visual proof of.
Contrary to what some may think, you do not have to always have 100% physical proof of items.
He also said he wishes you good luck (in a good way) with your settlement.