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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
My apartment was robbed yesterday.
Both me and the kitty are fine (he hid in the bathtub) but I am out a lot of money. I didn't have renters insurance, and they took so many things...

I was afraid to stay in my apartment last night, and Sam new it. While I slept he made a little pile of kibble next to my pillow... breakfast in bed! I'm so grateful he didn't get hurt.

I know I'm new to this site and that most of you don't know me yet, but I'd really appreciate any prayers/good vibes at this point. There's some speculation that I was being watched by whoever robbed me and I don't know if I'm safe where I am anymore.

thank you so much.
post #2 of 22
Anything I can think of to say just sounds trite, but I am thinking of you and sending vibes.
post #3 of 22
It is going to take some time before you are able to feel safe again. If you notice that you are having difficulty going through your day to day activities I would highly recommend going to talk to someone about it. I was robbed at gun point 8 years ago. I have a huge fear of being home alone at night because of it.
Good vibes are headed your way. I am glad both you and the kitty are safe
post #4 of 22
thats so awful! I hope your feeling better now
post #5 of 22
That is scary! I'm glad you and your kitty are ok.
Sending lots of good and safety vibes your way.
post #6 of 22
That's very scary!, I'm so glad that both you and your kitty are ok. It will take you time to start feeling safe again I'm sure, as was already suggested maybe you could go and talk to someone?
post #7 of 22
I'm so sorry this happened to you. Thank goodness you and your kitty are okay. Sending lots of prayers, vibes and hugs your way!
post #8 of 22
Oh my gosh! I am so sorry. How scary for you.

I am so glad you and your kitty are ok.

tons of vibes and prayers your way
post #9 of 22
That must have been so scary! I'm glad they didn't hurt your kitty.
post #10 of 22
I just want to reach out and give you a hug.
That's one of my biggest fears, especially as we live on the ground level, I always worry about someone breaking in and my cats getting hurt. I'm so glad that your cat is OK.
I would recommend changing the locks. Even if you have to do it at your expense (if the landlords won't) I think it's a good idea.
post #11 of 22
I am so sorry that you are going through this. Sending you tons and tons of feel safer vibes.

Our house was burglarized 4 months after we moved in. It leaves you feeling extremely violated and frightened. Add the insult of having your belongings taken, and it is just a horrible experience.

I'm thinking of you and sending you a big hug.
post #12 of 22
Oh my gosh, that is horrible. I am so glad to hear that you & your cat are alright though. That would scare the heck outta me, too!! I also think you would feel so much better if you talked to someone about it. Sending a bunch of

{{{{{{{{{{ safety & comfort }}}}}}}}}}

vibes your way. I hope you are feeling at least a little better soon. I would imagine it could take me awhile to recover after that, too. Take care.
post #13 of 22
That is REALLY scary! Lots of good vibes headed your way! Please be careful!
post #14 of 22
How scary! I'm so pleased that you're both okay though!

Sending many good and safe }}}VIBES{{{ your way!
post #15 of 22
Fortunately things can be replaced. You and your cat are safe which is the best thing. Do you have a relative or friend that could stay with you for a few days?
Sending vibes {{{{{{}}}}}}}
post #16 of 22
It has happened to me and I know how you feel. I was terrified to stay at home alone for ages, even though there were other people in the building. First, are you sure you have all your keys? If there are any sets unaccounted for change the locks immediately. Also make sure your windows have locks on them. Buy yourself an alarm (legal one!) that you can carry in your hand as you walk home, and get your keys out before you reach the door. Having taken all the precautions that are sensible you will feel more positive and be able to be thankful that you and your kit are safe. It is awful to lose things but they are only possessions - though 15 years later I am still capable of ranting at those who took my stuff. Can you see a counsellor or pastor - it can help to talk through your feelings of violation, and friends often don't fully understand. Be ready for some illogical feelings - like wanting to throw out all your underwear!
post #17 of 22
Wow, how scary! Hugs to you! Hope you feel better soon! Even if you are new, you are part of the family here, and we are all ready to listen and do our best to support you, ok?
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
awww.. thank you so much everybody. I feel a bit better about things today. I got a new lock for the door and had the frame reinforced. I was also able to replace a couple of the necessities that I lost. I think it will take awhile before i feel like I can leave the house again and not worry, but I guess this is a part of life.
post #19 of 22
Oh, Eupnea - I am so sorry that you had that AWFUL experience. And the "kibble next to you on the bed" was so, so touching - what a sweet, VERY intelligent kitty-boy you have As for your things, have you contacted The Salvation Army or a church?? There are so many people who would love to help you out! I know I wish that I could! I think that it would be great if all the TCSers here could send a little something to the Brinks HomeSecurity in your area, and maybe raise enough to get you a system.
I stay part-time in this house that is isolated and I get spooked because it's out of the way - in fact, I keep my woodsplitter near-by, as well as the lighter axe! I used to keep a black horsewhip in the back of my pick-up truck when I worked nights, because the restaurant where I worked had a bar, too, and drunks would follow us girls out to our cars sometimes. The worst experience that I had was when a group of 7 drunk young men followed me across the parking lot and climbed into my car, saying that i was going to go home & party with them. I was so terrified - I swear that I sweated ice-water & my insides turned to liquid; but I forced myself to stay calm and acted all jovial & said, "H*ll, boys, I made Big Money tonite and we're gonna go to Nicks (another bar in town) and I'm gonna buy the first round!" and when we got to the bar, I told the barmen, "These guys followed me to my car and I need the cops", so the doormen just nodded, signaled the barback to come over & told him to escort me to my car, and the other 2 doormen came around the building & kept the mean guys rounded up. Then I was really scared because of the angry things those drunk guys yelled at me, but I got in my car & drove away. later the bar manager called me at home & said that the guys left before the cops got there, but they were tourists, so I never saw them again. It did leave me scared for a long time, and I used my option of a doorman escorting me to my car until that got so inconvenient. These things stay with you a long time Hugs, and more hugs, Susan
post #20 of 22
I am so sorry this has happend to you and I am relieved that your baby is ok!!!!!!!

This has never happened to me BUT if it were me I probably would look into a security alarm of some sort....just me 2 cents.
post #21 of 22
We had a break-in not long after we were in our current place, so 15+ years ago. It's a very unsettling experience emotionally, quite apart from whatever material loss there is. Our break-in happened at the back of the house, and I still have the picture in my mind of my largest kitchen knife lying on the front stairs where the perpetrators dropped it on the way out. To say that I was grateful we were not home is an understatement. Needless to say, some serious beefing-up of security happened immediately thereafter, and while we know we have been tried again, they haven't succeeded again.

I'm glad that you and your baby are unharmed. I hope you feel more secure soon.
post #22 of 22
Originally Posted by rapunzel47
I still have the picture in my mind of my largest kitchen knife lying on the front stairs where the perpetrators dropped it on the way out. To say that I was grateful we were not home is an understatement. I'm glad that you and your baby are unharmed. I hope you feel more secure soon.
:yikes: Fran, that was a horrific event to come home to. I am so thankful that it has never happened again! I think that home invasion has to be one of the most unsettling crimes. Oh, hugs to you all!
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