Well, I have been robbed, whilst in my home!
I had a phone call on Friday morning from a gentleman asking if I had lost a black bag.
My response - what makes you think it's mine?
I was then told that a number of my business cards were in the bag, hence the reason for the call. Now I do own a bag where I keep my business cards, but it is normally at the side of my bed. I said I would go and have a look and if it wasn't mine then they could take it to the police station.
I asked where they lived, Hallett cove, same as us. I asked which street......It turned out to be the same as us, just across the road from our house.
I went to their house, the bag was mine, but also my camera bag was with it..now this had been behind the bar in my lounge. The lense of my new still shot camera which I only bought a couple of months ago and paid a fair bit for it, was still in it....but my dvd hd camera was gone.
Whenever we leave the house, we always lock up, when we are in the house we never lock the door. So my estimation is that I must have been at the other end of the house or in the garden and an opportunist has come in. My problem is I think it was a kid, due to the fact that the most expensive item was still in the bag. I'm puzzled as to why just those things (not that I'm complaining) but there were plenty of other things lying around that would have been easy to sell.
Anyway, I am upset that someone had been in the house, but more so because, my son had taken part in the Zone State Championships for football and all his games (5 of them) were on the camera which I had still to download. So we don't have the evidence now to put onto disc as to how he had done. I'm gutted.
I went to the shops yesterday to replace it, only to find out that the camera I had, has been upgraded and now costs $200 more than when I got mine.
So moral of this story is, keep your doors locked at all times because I have shared my story with a few people and was informed that this is a very common scenario.
Hence the reason for our new purchase, the one and only Coisty the german shepherd! (won't let me upload a photograph, but I'll keep trying).