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My house was burgled

By rosittaau - 8 August 2010 34

My house in Harrison was burgled last night between 6:15pm and 8:00pm.

The thieves took away a lot of jewellery, computers and cash that belonged to myself and other people living with me.  

The worst part is that most of the jewellery is for my wedding today so I will have almost nothing to wear.

If anyone on riot knows of anything could you please let me know.

The list of taken things include:

2x solid gold necklaces
1 pair of solid gold earrings
2 solid gold bangles
2 Silver Macbook Pros – Model A1286 (serial numbers W88526ht1g0 and W893390wt644)
1 Silver Sony notebook – Model VGN-NW15G/S (serial number S01-7002819-D or P-28217673-I (both on barcode))
1 Black Nokia 6500 phone
1 Black Sandisk multi card reader
1 cordless Mac mouse
$2000 Hong Kong dollars

If anyone has seen anything or know of anything related to this could you please tell me?  I have insurance but there are several things on that list that are of a huge sentimental value.

Thanks very much.

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My house was burgled
Gungahlin Al 9:58 am 09 Aug 10

A real shame that the cretins have come to our area.
Does sound though like either a very lucky break for them, or they had an idea what was in the offing…

Tooks 9:55 am 09 Aug 10

facet said :

Bet that all the police did was give you a number (just like at the delicatessen or the door close button in lifts) this helps with the illusion that something is being done.

What an intelligent comment.

I guess all the burglars currently enjoying the accommodation of the AMC handed themselves in, right?

georgesgenitals 9:29 am 09 Aug 10

I was thinking about this with the wife after reading about it here, and we don’t actually have much that anyone would want to take. When we go away we pack all the valuable stuff (except the tvs) into the boot of my car, which we lock and alarm in the locked garage, and take all the keys with us.

Still, I don’t like the idea of someone going through my house.

To the OP – hope the wedding was great, and have fun on the honeymoon.

andym 9:17 am 09 Aug 10

NeedHelp said :

Homebrand cornflakes boxes are a good hiding place.

Not any more LOL

eyeLikeCarrots 9:16 am 09 Aug 10

facet said :

On reading the list of gear stolen is appears you had a more intelligent thief. My bogan only took the big screen TV and some jewellery but left behind the expensive HDMI cables. It might also be a good idea to change your tooth brushes in case you had the vindictive kind.

Or perhaps he was just smart enough to know that the silly over priced HDMI cables you bought were not worth the time ?

NeedHelp 8:40 am 09 Aug 10

When items are sold to Cash Converters, they sit on their shelves at the back for about 5 days before they are allowed to be sold. During this time, police do checks on potential stolen goods, dvd recorders etc or other stuff with serial numbers. It was like this a few years ago and I don’t think it’s changed.

How did they get in? It looks like it was a targeted attack, perhaps by someone you knew. Did you leave the smaller stuff out in view? Even the money? Or did they rummage through draws?

Homebrand cornflakes boxes are a good hiding place.

colourful sydney rac 8:30 am 09 Aug 10

Sorry to say it but cash converters will be of no help to you – they will let you buy the stuff back but that is it. Chances are the stuff will be in Sydney by now.

benita_449 8:16 am 09 Aug 10

Sorry to hear about that rosittaau. Any chance u could detail how they got into ur place so everyone can learn how to help prevent these scumbags before they get someone else?

facet 8:14 am 09 Aug 10

On reading the list of gear stolen is appears you had a more intelligent thief. My bogan only took the big screen TV and some jewellery but left behind the expensive HDMI cables. It might also be a good idea to change your tooth brushes in case you had the vindictive kind.

facet 8:03 am 09 Aug 10

The insurance claim is much easier if you have photos of the jewellery. Also get yourself a really loud barking dog or barking dog beehive combo.
Bet that all the police did was give you a number (just like at the delicatessen or the door close button in lifts) this helps with the illusion that something is being done.

rosittaau 1:01 am 09 Aug 10

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I’ll try ring cash converters and see those gold places at the shops tomorrow.

JC 6:44 pm 08 Aug 10

I-filed said :

Alert Cash Converters – interstate as well as locally.

When I had my place knocked over 15 years ago I called 3 Cash Converters stores near where I lived in Rockdale Sydney to give them the model and serial number of my VCR and not one shop gave a rat’s arse. However the local pawn brokers were more than happy to record the details. Fortunately the thief tried to sell it to one of the locals so I got my VCR back. As for the thief the pawn broker tried to stall him whilst the police came, but they took too long, he smelled a rat and did the bolt.

I-filed 4:45 pm 08 Aug 10

Alert Cash Converters – interstate as well as locally.

MrPC 2:36 pm 08 Aug 10

Life is so much easier if you don’t buy bling. If a burgular ever found his or her way into my flat, they would wonder why they wasted their time. The only thing of value would be my laptop, if you consider Compaq to be of value.

Nobody would steal a CRT TV or second hand appliances with the reconditioning company’s labels still stuck on em 🙂

avirusconspires 2:34 pm 08 Aug 10

That’s really terrible. My immediate thoughts regarding the jewellery would be to check out ‘cash for gold’ type stalls at nearby shopping centres. A friend recently recovered stolen jewellery this way.

Good luck.

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