As our Flash subscribers are aware a home in the 100 block of Ivy Drive in Orinda was burglarized Wednesday, the homeowners calling police after spotting someone covering an in-home surveillance camera via their remote monitoring.
Police responded to the resident’s call within minutes but were unable to locate anyone upon arrival at 10:50 a.m.
A description of the burglar, their method of entering the home and what was taken has not yet been released.
What did they take?
One of the great advances in technology today is that we get to watch people rob our homes via our phone.
We’ve been told by law enforcement that better lighting, alarm systems or locks are more important to home security than cameras, but we have all of the above. I don’t miss my cellphones. I lack the desire to “stalk our own home.” It’s unhealthy.
Are explosive dye packs legal in a home burglary situation? Not that I want to clean it up, but I do want the guy or gal to remember me.
@Danielle – “Stalking one’s home…” What an interesting way to put it! Good post…
@David – Ha! We’ve had more than our fair share of experiences with dye packs and we catch your drift. We would not want to spend a bunch of time scrubbing International Orange dye out of the seat cushions after a break-in. With that in mind we’re sinking some investment money into Shockingly Good Home Protection System – not only can you monitor your home you can send a temporarily paralyzing surge of electricity through the perp remotely with the flick of a switch. Available through all WalMart and Ronco outlets…
I would have been losing my shit watching someone go through my house. If the police were there so quickly how did the perp get away?
@Matt – There’s the question of the hour, Matt. They do seem to know when we’ll be gone, too…