We had the Police around yesterday, no not the band, but the actual Police who came to talk about the burglary. It was nice to have a friendly chat about it with someone who has obviously more experience in this type of thing, and he reassured us on quite a few things.
It looks like, based on similar crimes in the area, that generally the burglars just want cash, and didn?t venture any further into the house once they?d got the handbag. Obviously if there were other things around in plain site then they would?ve gone too, but there is no evidence of that, and nothing else has been touched or moved.
I?m taking this as a real eye opener to be more careful, and be thankful that nothing worse happened. Sometimes these little things are almost a Godsend and make you buck up your ideas. I made a comparrison to these event to the time I got could speeding in my car. They may seem unrelated, but in 2002 I used to drive very fast of the motorway, around 90mph all the time, and I?d been doing that for years and was pretty laid-back, but in July 2002 I was driving down to Chichester and got stopped by two Police Patrol bikes, and was clocked doing 94mph. I didn?t even realise I was going that fast, but luckily I only got 3 points on my licence and a £60 fine, when I could?ve in fact ended up in court, or worse, not got caught, and carried on driving fast and eventually ending up in an accident.
I still don?t always stick to the speed limit on motorways, but won?t top 80mph anymore, which I think is quite sensible, and so I look back and although I wish I hadn?t got the points or fine, I can be grateful that I got a little warning to slow down. In this same way I can use this burglary as an indicator that I should perhaps be a little less naive when it comes to home security, and be glad that nothing worse happened.