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Comment #4701875 by John Joe Collins

John Joe Collins Jan 26th 2016, 9:39 AM #

My wife leaves the radio on when we leave the house and a light on so that if burglars break in they can see what they are at and have a little dance when they are robbing my stuff……

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    Favourite Suzie Sunshine
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    Jan 26th 2016, 9:41 AM

    That’s good thinking John Joe .

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    Jan 26th 2016, 9:44 AM

    I heard that other mens wives may do the same…..

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    Favourite John O Chrualaoich
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    Jan 26th 2016, 9:59 AM

    Most people don’t focus on their security properly until they are burgled, then it’s baton down the hatches, after the horse has bolted, for about 6 months. Seen it again and again
    I have seen neighbours leave for 2 weeks at a time and not even a light on, and they have been burgled, keeps the attention away from my house with timer switches on lights and conversation radio, so the burglars don’t have to dance, alarm, and sensor lights.
    So in reality my neighbours are a great distraction and the final part of my security, fair play to them.

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    Favourite Goggles McGlasses
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    Jan 26th 2016, 10:03 AM

    We have invested in timer lights and and a sensor light for the back of the house since we were burgled last week. It is definitely a case of locking the gate after the horse has bolted but I think we (foolishly) felt safe in our home and (naively) didn’t think it would happen to us. Better late than never- it might deter anyone from targeting us again.

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    Favourite Missyb211
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    Jan 26th 2016, 10:05 AM

    LOl John. I leave the telly on for them and hide the laptop etc so they can play treasure hunt!

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    Favourite John O Chrualaoich
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    Jan 26th 2016, 10:05 AM

    Are you my neighbour? Might have to review my security I was relying on you!

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    Favourite paulknockshop
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    Jan 26th 2016, 10:16 AM

    Saved my house once John from been burgled. And the radio I have is so old and loud that it makes the huming of a Hoover

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    Favourite Debi Nikita
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    Jan 26th 2016, 10:20 AM

    We do.

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    Favourite Mr Phil Officer
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    Jan 26th 2016, 11:00 AM

    The fallout from burglaries especially for isolated elderly people who live alone is one of perpetual fear and terror in their own homes, it is rarely mentioned how victims of these types of crimes have to live with this constant fear of every little noise or knock at the door.

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    Favourite Suzie Sunshine
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    Jan 26th 2016, 11:45 AM

    I think that’s the biggest thing when it comes to burglaries yes its upsetting when their things are stolen but it’s the aftermath . the fear and the not feeling safe and secure in your own home . that’s mental torture and that must be ten times worse for an elderly person living on their own .

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    Jan 26th 2016, 12:03 PM

    What makes it worse Suzie is that most of these home invasions are committed by repeat offenders who have no fear of the law or consequences, they are terrible crimes with lasting effects particularly for vulnerable elderly folk.

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    Jan 26th 2016, 12:09 PM

    Sure there’s nothing to stop them , they don’t care if they get caught because it’ll be either a suspended sentence or a few months break in mountjoy with their mates . they don’t give a damn about the lifelong damage they do .

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    Jan 26th 2016, 12:27 PM

    That’s the reality of lawless modern Ireland the punishment doesn’t reflect the crime, it is the victims who suffer the consequences.

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Jan 26th 2016, 1:39 PM

    Yes I leave my door open with the latch on while talking with the police about the latest ctrime on my street, that’s as far as I ever get to leaving my house in this crazy world

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