Some former burglars are sharing the tips to avoid getting robbed.
Here are a few:
- "Don't leave liquid valuables (cash or jewelry) sitting in the open. There were plenty of times I simply smashed a window, reached in, grabbed $20-$30, and ran off. Sad, but true, that a crook is willing to break a $100 window to steal $20."
- "Any safe that's not bolted down and is small enough for one or two people to carry isn't safe at all.
- "Even if your house is well-locked, if your shed isn't, I likely have access to a plethora of tools I can use to gain access. Don't help the burglar. Lock your shed."
- "Here's one of the terrifying things: Alarms didn't matter. I would target houses marked with alarms and without equally.