September 14, 2007

The Break In...
The guy sliced open the screen on the back window, which we had left open because it was still rather warm, then pushed it in. I was home in my room studying, but didn't notice anything. Then I heard a cell phone ring, which sounded really loud, and the guy answered his phone. At first I assumed it was one of the roommates and her boyfriend who were back, but then I heard a few steps and the back door closing shut. He must have been in and out in only 2 or 3 minutes.
I walked out of my room to see letters on the floor, and what looked like stuff that had been rummaged through. I went downstairs to get the roommate who was still home, and we went through the stuff. We quickly found that the thief had taken my roommate's Nintendo DS, and later that he had taken the other roommate's iPod and bankcard. But he left the laptop and Wii on the living room table, which were right in front of him. He also went through a basket of bank/financial letters, ripped open, but left it on the floor.
We called the police, and they arrived a short time later (luckily!). Apparently the conditions were good, so they brought in a sniffer dog because they figured he might still be in the area, and took a few things (including the letter) for fingerprinting. Apparently the street behind ours was hit last week with a few break ins.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seems like your life is never boring! Hope you changed the locks, etc.

tomato_ice said...

Canada's police is great. Malaysia's police will tell u :"write an 'essay' and sign ur name here. Go home, loosing some Ninteno and Ipod is not a big deal..." :(

Stephen said...

That's for sure. There's never a dull moment around here -for better or worse...
I was surprised that the police acted so quickly too. Normally it takes them a long time. But they knew that the guy was probably still in the area, and that he had already broken into a number of places a street or two away so they were hoping to catch him.