Like a thief in the night.

Posted on January 28th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

Well if the original settlement of Australia involved accounts of theft, we have had a very Australia Day weekend. We were burgled in the early hours of this morning. I woke up this morning to find the front door wide open. I didn’t think too much of it as I didn’t notice anything missing.

When Elizabeth got up, her attempts to find her handbag proved fruitless. My man-bag was also missing. There were no signs of forced entry but we are sure that we locked the door as we talked specifically about it last night before going to bed. It is a bit of a mystery how they got in.

Regardless of their method, they took both our bags only. Along with these were Lib’s cashcards, visa card, license and, most distressing, her haircut loyalty card which was ready to give her a half price cut next visit. Life can be cruel.
We proceeded to cancel all our cards only to find out that in the few hours they were in possession of our visa card, they had racked up a $1500 bill on hardware vouchers, liquor, newsagent items and petrol.

It could have been a lot worse. The police were around very promptly, forensics closely followed and our cards have all been looked after and re-issued. A very smooth process, and we don’t really feel like we are traumatised at all. It is just a freak event that is a bummer.

The police have got a good trail of where the money was spent so there is a good chance that the folk will be caught. We have changed our locks so we feel safer. A friend stayed last night and he decided to move his computer from the doorway where it was just before we all went to bed, and my wallet was not actually in my bag last night either. So like I say, could have been significantly worse. They didn’t come through the house and we were all safe.

If you are reading this and it was actually you that burgled our house last night, could you please put the haircut loyalty card in an envelope and tuck it under our door. I promise we will not take the incident any further or ask any questions.

10 comments.

Lynda

Comment on January 28th, 2008.

Cam, you seem to have this uncanny knack of knowing exactly what to do and say. I wish I had this god-given talent, but alas this sort of intentional intrusion into people’s lives leaves me cold.
Certain possessions can be replaced, cards, licenses etc can be re-issued but the mere fact that someone has entered your home uninvited with the distinct purpose of theft is despicable.
Of course you both needed a little extra drama in your lives right at this very moment. Unbelievable!!
Thinking back to something a friend told me a long time ago – it’s never about the final destination – it’s always about the journey along the way and what you reap from it.
I’m thinking both you and Liz will have a bumper harvest!!

Health & Happiness

Grant

Comment on January 28th, 2008.

Bloody hell…
Need anything?

Angry cousin

Comment on January 29th, 2008.

Ever been so angry you want to . . . ?

Campbell

Comment on January 29th, 2008.

See what happens when you move to the big scary city. Maybe this is just God’s way of telling you that you’re not supposed to have a man-bag in the first place (Well you can but you probably wouldn’t have a wife as well). At least your life could use the excitement after these last few dull months.

cons

Comment on January 29th, 2008.

Cam i heard this story the other day in a sermon that kinda fits. There is this famous thologian, the name escapes me although i am sure Rory would know, who at the end of each day would write in his journal 3 three things that had happened in the day that he was thankful for. he did it for years and years apparently. So one day, after withdrawing a significant amount of money from an ATM, he was beaten, mugged and left in the gutter. After completing all of his police interviews, getting stiches and so on, he finally got home. When he went to write in his journal, he wrote (something like) this..

Thankyou Lord

1. That I am seen as muggable.
2. That I had something to be mugged for.
3. That I wasn’t the one doing the mugging.

So there…i think about this story often. Wish i knew his name, would make it seem more credible!

Now email this to 15 people, and you will receive a phonecall from your true love in 15 minutes. If you do not send this on, you will be overcome by an outbreak of green warts all over your bum ;-)

Ollie

Comment on January 29th, 2008.

If it was the same ‘cat burglar’ that did our place 2 years ago, a trip out to the dumpsters at the back of Midland Community Centre might prove fruitful. At least I got back the charred remains of my drivers license. I hate to think what could have happened if that photo had fallen into the wrong hands. BTW there are some very nice people who live in Midland too.

Angry guy in a monk robe

Comment on January 29th, 2008.

I am looking for some Scripture to encourage you at this moment.

Will post it when I find the text with the words “little b$@!$&*ds”

Toddy

Comment on January 29th, 2008.

I hope the little treasure-loved-primarily-by-God-cos-we’re-too-bummed-right-now gets paroled into the South West.

I’ll give him a whole new understanding of ‘community supervision!’

Glad you’re both ok,
Toddy

Rory Shiner

Comment on January 29th, 2008.

Cam, could this present the crime-fighting opportunity we always dreamt of? Two guys, playing by their own rules, brining the criminals to justice. That could work for me…

If you see some loser walking around with a haircut like Liz’s, take him down.

Cuz Adam

Comment on January 30th, 2008.

That really, really bites. Well, if I see a guy sitting on an idling vesper with a belt sander, sipping a lemon ruski, reading “WHO” magazine AND has a sensible haircut, I’ll pop a cap in his ass. Metaphorically speaking, of course. This is leading story stuff for Today Tonight.

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