Hi everyone - Chris suggested I posted here. If it helps find the perpetrator then that would be amazing, but if it helps anyone avoid a similar experience, then that would be fantastic.
Our house on Trilby Road was broken into last Thursday around 6pm. We have a Canary camera, and it sent me a notification that a person was in our kitchen. It has a siren which I hit, then called the police who were there within minutes.
He forced the upstairs bathroom sash window open (having tried the kitchen sash which has security stop bolts) after climbing on a utility room extension.
We were really lucky, we cannot identify anything taken so far.
The police said they expected he was looking for money and jewellery, of which there was none. He ignored ipad, kindle, laptop which was a bit strange. He basically left us with a mess.
If something positive can come as a result then these are the things that I’ve learned…
- The camera alerted me, and maybe the siren scared him
- The police reacted so quickly - I guess it’s rare to be alerted to an active burglary
- The patio furniture enabled his entrance and exit.
- Security bolts on the kitchen window prevented him opening that window more than 5 inches (bathroom didn’t have them, but does now!)
We were really lucky.
Please do share from social media - the facebook and twitter post under my name is public and shareable.
Here’s the footage of him… Looks like he’s got a mobility boot on.