Once a house has been robbed, most people beef up their home’s security. However, on the whole, they end up assuming their home won’t get hit again anytime soon. This assumption is flawed and can land them into a lot of trouble.
Your home is still at risk. The same burglars (or even new ones) might come to the crime scene for two main reasons – either they forgot something they cannot go without or they intend to ransack the house (yes again).
Often, a burglar would return to the crime scene because they forgot something important such as their car or phone, etc. Leaving evidence behind can help police arrest such burglars and therefore it is important for burglars (at least professional burglars) to not leave any trace. As ridiculous as it sounds, it is a fact that there are “forgetful burglars” out there. Take a look at this case for instance:
In Idaho, 22-year old Caleb Funke returned to the scene of the crime, claiming that he was there to collect his car. After growing suspicious of him, the police arrested him and found some of the stolen items in his pockets along with the homeowner’s mobile phone in the car. Numerous such cases occur where the burglars forget their important items at the crime scene. Few cases are reported, many go unnoticed.
Burglars robbing the same house twice – you would assume that anyone who has been robbed once would immediately take some security measures, even install an automated security system. But not everyone operates that way. Have a look at these incidents:
A Rockdale County house was robbed three times in one week, with goods worth $20,000 having been stolen, including electronics, yard tools, machines and cars.
Another incident took place in Sarasota where Gerald Maxwell, fresh out of jail, broke into the same home that he had robbed a few years ago. In a span of three years, Maxwell carried out around 6 burglaries.
Even though robbing the same house more than once might initially seem like a pretty dumb idea on the part of the burglar, it is, in actuality, quite smart. How come? Have a look:
With burglars on the loose, you really shouldn’t be taking any chances with the safety of your house. Whether you have been robbed before or not, do not take any risks and invest in a simple home security system right away. And with these systems becoming such a common household item, you are sure to find a lot of different kinds of varieties in the market, without a lot of hassle. Get a suitable home security system and give yourself a chance to ward off returning or new burglars.