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apartment was robbed!!

Post by NAiLs » Sun May 25, 2008 2:02 am

so yeah, I'm Typing this from my iphone, but some bitches robbed my apartment! It happened around 6pm when me and my roommate left to go to the mall. Someone was watching us! We left at 6, and my brother said my xbox live account and AIM signed off around 6pm. They saw us leave. Broad freaking daylight, downtown Milwaukee! How the hell did no one see anything? Three of my neighbors were home!

They ripped off about $15,000 worth of ****. My xbox, ps3, wii, laptop, LCD tv 42", my roommate LCD tv, laptop, xbox, etc. My apartment is trashed! Cops couldn't help us out much because there are zero fingerprints. Just gloves. They knew what they were doing.

Our fault for leaving a window cracked, but everyone around here does. Very safe area of town. Cops said they hardly get calls down here. No insurance hurts us the most. We only recent briefly talked about it.

Weird thing. Our locks were recently changed while we were at work, on Thursday. New locks to freshen up the area.

I'm so pissed and don't know what to do. They didnt take my pc, but I have no monitor.
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Re: apartment was robbed!!

Post by KnightRid » Sun May 25, 2008 5:44 am

:( sorry to hear!

#1 thing renters do not have and should - INSURANCE - I know, a bit too late, but hopefully other renters on here will read this and go out MONDAY to get renters insurance.

I really dont think there is a thing you can do unless the police catch them. You could talk to your landlord and see if they have any type of insurance, but I doubt it. As the tenant your belongings are your responsibility :(

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This happened to me when my daughters mother left almost 15 years ago. She came back, BROKE IN, took everything I had and the cops couldnt do ANYTHING about it - what good are the cops if they cant help when you need it. I didnt have renters insurance and had to replace everything myself. I know what you are going through!
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Re: apartment was robbed!!

Post by Bio-Hazard » Sun May 25, 2008 6:56 am

Boy that sucks, sorry to hear of your bad luck.................. :cry:

But you would think that someone would have seen something at that time of day.

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sun May 25, 2008 9:27 am

man that really blows. OH MAN!!! Its one of those things where you are just like, if i could only wake up and it would all be back and nothing happened. This hits close to me because i have quite a bit of stuff and worry about it daily. This is the reason i try to get 2nd floor when looking for apts, if i can help it. Also the very reason, FROM EXPERIENCE, I have invested in a surveillance system. I am actually going to have to bump my renters insurance up for my new TV and radio equipment.

But damn man, my cars were broken into several times, but nothing matching this. :goodman:
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Post by T-Shirt » Sun May 25, 2008 10:43 am

Weird thing. Our locks were recently changed while we were at work, on Thursday. New locks to freshen up the area.

That would make me suspious! Did your landlord do that? Did he tell you in advance? Why now? ( problems in the building?)
I'f he used a locksmith, who was it?
The truth is you probably/most likely won't find your stuff, the hard part is getting over the feeling of being invaded/distrusting people around.

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Post by skier » Sun May 25, 2008 11:33 am

T-Shirt wrote:Weird thing. Our locks were recently changed while we were at work, on Thursday. New locks to freshen up the area.

That would make me suspious! Did your landlord do that? Did he tell you in advance? Why now? ( problems in the building?)
I'f he used a locksmith, who was it?
The truth is you probably/most likely won't find your stuff, the hard part is getting over the feeling of being invaded/distrusting people around.
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Post by NAiLs » Sun May 25, 2008 12:35 pm

T-Shirt wrote:Weird thing. Our locks were recently changed while we were at work, on Thursday. New locks to freshen up the area.

That would make me suspious! Did your landlord do that? Did he tell you in advance? Why now? ( problems in the building?)
I'f he used a locksmith, who was it?
The truth is you probably/most likely won't find your stuff, the hard part is getting over the feeling of being invaded/distrusting people around.
yeah, they only wanted to replace old woren out locks. Same keys. They could have easily tipped someone off. Someone knew us and what we had... Plain and simple.

I need a monitor now. Any recommendations?

Also, any way that I can track any of my stuff?
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Re: apartment was robbed!!

Post by vbironchef » Sun May 25, 2008 12:36 pm

That just really makes me mad :evil: I had that happen to me. I didn't have that much in loss, but the feeling is the same. They just kicked in my door, broke the door jam and took most of my stuff. I moved out a week later. Come to find out that they did it again a month later. Good thing I moved. I went around thinking who did this for about 6 months. I hope that all will be ok and nobody was hurt. Good luck

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Post by martini161 » Sun May 25, 2008 5:34 pm

something like this was happening to me a lot awhile ago (but not nearly as bad) some punk was stealing the gas i had in my garage for my garden tools. so one day, i made sure i was very obvious about going out and filling up like 5 gas containers, then put them in my garage and left it open over night. i sat hidden right by the gas tanks with my Dessert eagle, i had it chambered for a .50, and it was loaded and cocked. then i waited. and then what do you know, around one some teenager comes in and starts stealing my gas. so i filp on the light and point the gun at him (i was about 4or 5 feet away)and just like any logical person would do when you have one of these pointed at your face:
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he droped the gas, soiled himself, and got on the ground with his hands behind his head. i didnt even have to say anything. the cops put him away for awhile but i never did get my gas back :evil: doesnt really compare to what hapened to you though

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Post by NAiLs » Sun May 25, 2008 9:02 pm

martini161 wrote:something like this was happening to me a lot awhile ago (but not nearly as bad) some punk was stealing the gas i had in my garage for my garden tools. so one day, i made sure i was very obvious about going out and filling up like 5 gas containers, then put them in my garage and left it open over night. i sat hidden right by the gas tanks with my Dessert eagle, i had it chambered for a .50, and it was loaded and cocked. then i waited. and then what do you know, around one some teenager comes in and starts stealing my gas. so i filp on the light and point the gun at him (i was about 4or 5 feet away)and just like any logical person would do when you have one of these pointed at your face:
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he droped the gas, soiled himself, and got on the ground with his hands behind his head. i didnt even have to say anything. the cops put him away for awhile but i never did get my gas back :evil: doesnt really compare to what hapened to you though
That made me smile, no lies. I REALLY want a desert eagle, but that thing would kick my ass. I need to fire some other smaller arms first, then get a real gun like a desert eagle.

I went out and bought a 22" Samsung monitor from Best Buy... I was desperate. I needed to get online to change my passwords and stuff so some punk can't get at them. The colors are amazing w/ 2ms response time. Not the resolution I want (I want1920x1200, this is 1680x1050) but it'll do for now... plus I have a 30 day money back guarantee if I find something better. $270 is worth the rest of my money. I can replace everything I had no problem, it's just that I was looking to save that money for other things like a smaller car or a house. :(
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Re: apartment was robbed!!

Post by vicaphit » Mon May 26, 2008 8:21 am

That really sucks. No matter how much you lose, there is always a feeling of helplessness.

I had my car broken into when I was at college. They took my CD player, and ever CD I owned. It wasn't a whole lot of CDs, and just a $150 Aiwa CD player, but it was still a big deal for me. Cops pretty much told us that there was nothing they could do. About a dozen cars got broken into that day. It was the morning before spring break, and some poor guy had already loaded all of his electronics into his car. He lost about $15,000 worth of equipment.
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Re: apartment was robbed!!

Post by vbironchef » Mon May 26, 2008 4:13 pm

Did you see my post about How to Install A Home Security System ? I'm just trying to make you feel better :)

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Post by NAiLs » Tue May 27, 2008 11:02 am

vbironchef wrote:Did you see my post about How to Install A Home Security System ? I'm just trying to make you feel better :)
Nope, I'll dig for it though. :)
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Re: apartment was robbed!!

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue May 27, 2008 1:43 pm

Wow, that really sucks man.

I chanced it without insurance on my uni place when i was there, but i was the attic room of the house so i figured the first two floors would have been cleaned out before they tried to get to my room.

Get insurance if you haven't already, they might be stupid enough to try your place (or around your place) again.

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Post by vicaphit » Tue May 27, 2008 3:15 pm

Once you buy all of your new stuff, DO NOT leave all of the boxes out in the open for the garbage trucks. Unless, of course, you want them to rob you again. This always makes me wonder when I drive down the road and see a dell box, or a box for a samsung 50" TV sitting on the curb. I just want to find out if they get robbed some day.
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Post by Darkstar » Tue May 27, 2008 3:17 pm

like everyone has said that sucks ! just because they knew what they were doing doesnt make them smart though, might want to do some searches on the local craigslist listings, ebay, pay the nearest pawnbrokers a visit.

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Post by NAiLs » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:20 am

I'm insured as of the 27th, thank god! I cry when I know how cheap it is ($12.33/mo. for me). I did buy a new TV, but I will not throw the box outside. They're remodeling the tower apartments right now, and have a big dumpster outside. My roommate and I will probably toss the cardboard in there. We had to take the main portion off the box to fit in my car, so all that's left is the bottom.

We've been watching local craigslist postings and haven't seen anything yet. We've been watching all the surrounding areas too. EBay is a big one to watch for sure.

I'm thinking about buying 2x 500GB (or 750GB's?) HDD's and hook them up to some computer hardware at my parents house, as a means of backing my stuff up. That way, if they decide to rip my crap off again, I have a full back-up of everything, not just some things.

My roommate and I are looking to get a new place as soon as we can find someone to take over our lease. We have until October on this lease and we really don't want to putz around with it much longer. I'm surprised our complex isn't being more helpful. :(
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Post by T-Shirt » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:30 pm

One thing about the insurance, be sure to get specific riders for each piece of electronics gear..basic policies often don't cover some types of contents (electronics,jewelry, etc.) shouldn't be more than a few dollars more to have that coverage in writing.
It's also worth paying the extra fee for "Full replacement coverage".....insurance co's often consider electronics "used" as soon as you bring them home, and pay as little as 50% unless specifically listed as full replacement value items.

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Post by T-Shirt » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:34 pm

Also record serial #s and etch your drivers liecense # on the items (police dept. can give you details, stickers, etc.)
much better chance of recovery and PROSECUTION of the perps, if they are caught.

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Post by smack323 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:38 pm

hey Nails,

Nightblood was over last Friday and told me about what happened to you.. my stomach literally dropped. I hate Milwaukee. I've had a car stolen and two other cars broken into. the last time they tried to break in was at a Best Buy parking lot Mid-afternoon. They pulled a van up next to my car and busted the window.. i walked out while they were in the act. I saw a group of hood rats standing by my window. As soon as they saw me they jumped in the van and took off. they didnt get anything and i followed the van and got the plate number for the police and the police still didnt do ****. at least you still have your computer.

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