Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Break In!

While we were out for my cousin's birthday dinner last Saturday night, something was happening at home.

When we got home, we got up immediately to our rooms since it was getting late and we all wanted to rest. Nobody bothered to go to the living room. The helpers noted that one of our dogs, Beauty, was acting strange. She seemed very weak and her tummy was getting bigger. It seemed that she was sick. She's quite old already (11 years old) so we were thinking that maybe she just had some health problem that we didn't know about and it was catching up with her. Anyhow, my mom insisted that my brothers bring her to a 24 hour vet. The vet can't do anything and she died on their way back.

Before my brother went to sleep, he did a routine check of all the doors in the house. It was then that he noticed that one sliding door was open. Another door was broken and glass was all over the floor. It was a good thing that we didn't really have anything that the thief/thieves would find valuable and easy to sell in the sala -- no cash lying around, no jewelry, no wall candle sconces that could easily be removed and sold. The thief wasn't able to go to the other rooms because everything else was locked. He was wounded, though, probably from breaking the glass, as there was evidence of blood near the doorknobs which he tried to open.

The security guards of the village were alerted. Later, the police came to investigate, and then the SOCO came to get fingerprints and handprints (got ours too, for comparison).

I do not know if the culprit/s will ever get apprehended. We didn't lose anything least nothing material. Our hearts bleed for Beauty, our dog who died in all this drama. The greatest thing that the thief did was to make us feel insecure in our own home, in our own haven. The thought that s thief was actually able to go inside our house made us feel so violated. Next thing we ought to do is beef up security in our home.

Blsted thief!


Unknown said...

Scary doc =( All over the news, it's all about thieves and robbery. Guess it has something to do with the fact that a lot of Filipinos are desperate to have money.

fatherlyours said...

I have the bad luck of being rob in my home once and our store also once. It was very traumatic for me and my family. There are times I envy those people living in Singapore because laws are made to protect it citizens from this kinds of trouble.Being poor should not be the reason to rob other people.