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Old 03-04-2015, 10:55 PM
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Someone broke into a home in Bridgeport Lake Sumter yesterday. Please be vigilant in your neighborhoods.
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Can you tell us how they gained entry? Also was it during the middle of the day like the others?
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Pushed the back door in during the day.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:48 PM
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Was there a security system?
If yes was it armed?
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:57 AM
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Was there a security system?
If yes was it armed?

Usually the noise of an alarm system frightens off an intruder.
The alarm not only notifies the alarm company and subsequently, the police, but it also makes neighbors aware.

The real problem with alarm systems, is that by the time the security company calls the homeowner and can't contact them, they call the police.
By the time the police get there, the crooks are long gone.

No one should put complete faith in a security system.
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Why are most of the break-ins during the winter months ?
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ALL, I have attached a do it yourself way to stop your sliders from being lifted out. I have done this my self, and when I had the Sumter County security review, the deputy liked the design. It is completely reversible if you need to remove the sliders for some reason.

NOTE: I am giving this information away, please feel free to send to your friends and neighbors. I do not install, I am sharing this to make the bad guys go away.
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That is useful, but didn't we see that some thieves jimmie or pry the door at the lock location, then slide them open? Too bad we have to think of so many ways to stop the bad guys. Still though it wouldn't hurt to follow village tinkers advice.
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Why are most of the break-ins during the winter months ?
Those snowbirds guilty???
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Thanx for the tip. A very simple solution to a potential problem.
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Those snowbirds guilty???

Yep..............Snowbirds just getting decorating ideas.
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Why are most of the break-ins during the winter months ?
All kidding aside about snowbirds, larceny is a crime of opportunity and during the winter months opportunity abounds here. The place is packed with seasonal and permanent residents out enjoying themselves. Lots of empty houses and the theives know it. In the summer many empty houses with nothing to steal. The snowbirds take their money and jewelry with them. Many permanent residents are home more in the summer because of the heat. The opposite happens up north in the winter. Burglaries are always fewer in the winter because everyone stays home because of the weather. My question is why do so many people keep large amounts of cash at home?
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The last photo in my attachment showed the additional lock that I installed. BagBoy is correct, the original locks are not real good, the additional lock has steel pins to hold the sliders closed.
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The crimes are being committed in broad daylight which means that these criminals are not concerned about getting caught and/or have perfected a routine that permits them to study the habits of particular homeowners. while it may be random in the long run it is not in the short run meaning that once they fixate on a potential target boom.

You would think that with the number of arrest that the police would have a good handle on the likely suspects for this type of crime?
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People working in the area can see the everyday activity during daytime hours in a particular neighborhood.....who comes....who go's. When they are not working, they go back to hit the available homes. If a project is going on in a neighborhood, I'd be very aware of what I am doing and what others can see me doing.
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