Not all apartment thieves are waiting for the owners to leave for the cottage or resort. There are criminals whom the presence of victims does not bother at all. But no violence, only dexterity and arrogance.
It took the fraudster only a few minutes to gain confidence in pensioner Viktor Andreyevich and rob his apartment. The swindler introduced herself as a neighbor from above, asked for a visit to an elderly man and even told her husband that she did not know the residents of the entrance to the face.
“He says: don’t you recognize me? Liza, my wife says: it’s not.” “Well, how about it? We meet every day in the yard and say hello,” says Viktor Chursin.
At the end of the conversation, the fraudster suggested that Viktor Andreevich buy cheap honey from her. While the pensioner went for the money, she stole everything that she considered valuable.
Before Karina Shikova from Kemerovo, the criminal did not have to play a performance. He simply took advantage of the fact that the woman was repairing the house and left an open hole in the roof.
“We did not expect that someone would climb through the roof to us. Because almost always someone was at home. Get away and we lost the bike,” said Karina Shikova.
The criminal was caught. It turned out to be one of the neighbors. A bicycle worth several thousand sold for only two hundred rubles. After the robbery, the landlady not only urgently repaired the roof, but also ordered a new, solid door.
Maria from Yekaterinburg had to learn from her mistakes. Her apartment is on the ground floor, in the heat of the night they decided not to close the window. What the thief took advantage of. According to Maria, who asked not to show her face, the criminal was not afraid to get into the apartment when the whole family was at home.
“We were sleeping when we noticed that someone was at the window. We thought that there was a cat. It turned out to be a thief,” she says.
The owners were too lazy to get up and check what a suspicious rustle woke them in the middle of the night. As a result, the thief took out a bag with money and documents.
To protect themselves from burglars, experts advise installing grilles on windows. At the door - preferably steel - at least two locks. Not necessarily expensive and complex - the main thing is that they be of different designs. But the most reliable way to avoid the robbery, according to police, remains the alarm.
The signal that thieves climb into the apartment, which is under the alarm, is received by the attendant on the remote control. And the crew of private security immediately sent to the call. Police officers usually get to the crime scene in a few minutes.
However, no alarm will replace vigilance and mutual assistance. To avoid robberies, you must first keep your mouth shut and make friends with your neighbors.
“For the holidays, ask your neighbors to pick up mail in your absence - a crowded box will tell criminals that the owners are not at home. Do not tell anyone that you are going to leave for a long time,” advises Alexei Blinnikov, head of the technical department of the Moscow Private Security Directorate.
No need to share information that keep money at home or made a big purchase. Be careful when posting photos on the Internet - pictures on which you can see windows or doors will tell you how to get into the apartment. And the shots taken during the trip should be made public only when you return home from vacation.