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robert-siciliano's picture
Apr.05.2014
One of the things I impress upon people is what never to do, and what TO do, if they suspect they’re being followed on foot or by car. Don’t be oblivious to your surroundings. Observe everything 50-100 feet around the perimeter of your body as you move from point A to point B. Note anything that...
robert-siciliano's picture
Jan.30.2014
In a previous post, Schlage and I revealed the 10 things burglars don’t want you to know, and guess what, there are10 more! If a burglar can hear your TV or sound system, chances are pretty good he’ll think someone’s home. Don’t rely only upon your state-of-the-art alarm system. An alternative to...
robert-siciliano's picture
Jan.28.2014
What should you do if you come home to find it’s been ransacked? Don’t panic; be organized and strategic. There are three main actions you should take, in the following order: Report and check Clean up Plan ahead Report the crime and check the home Your goal here is safety first and then...
robert-siciliano's picture
Nov.09.2013
Stop what you are doing. Walk over to your front or back door. Open it. Look down at the doorjamb where the holes are—you know, where your doorknob and deadbolt locks (hopefully they are Schlage) go into the frame. Those 3/4-inch-ish holes are surrounded by what’s called a strike plate. The strike...
robert-siciliano's picture
Oct.23.2013
Can you believe it? A man of the cloth was up to no good. What has the world come to? A pastor from Tennessee was caught on a security camera trying to break into the home of one of his parishioners. It’s not the prison-heading pastor’s first pass with the po-po; it seems he’s got a nasty drug...
robert-siciliano's picture
Apr.30.2013
You might be sleeping, doing laundry in the basement, or simply watching TV, and you may accidentally walk into a burglar at work. The burglar may be just as surprised to see you as you are to see him. The Associated Press reports that “Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies acting on a tip...
robert-siciliano's picture
Sep.12.2011
I don’t see any signage saying “Home Security System”, and your front door is mostly glass and you sometimes leave the doors unlocked for bike rides. I see you go to bed around 10 to 10:30. Most of your lights are off by nine. You rarely pull the shades down. You often leave a light on downstairs...
luke-james's picture
May.19.2011
Beckett is just coming out of the bathroom after a bit of a post-coital wash and brush-up, when he hears Posh William’s clarion. “Hair lair! Anyone abite? Fewsh?” Fuscia has her nose in a geography text book so fast Beckett finds he somehow suddenly knows the average annual rainfall for The...
luke-james's picture
May.16.2011
“That’s right! Oliver Twist, pickpockets they was.” Simon says, his face lighting up, then, “’Ere you gonna get yourself a squad of posh little fuckers and lift a few wallets down Kensington? ‘Arrods mate, that’s where you wanna go.” “You,” Beckett said, tapping the side of his head, “can be a...
luke-james's picture
Apr.27.2011
He rang the apartment bell, waited, knocked, waited, knocked harder and waited some more. Just as he’d thought, nobody home. The third golden key slid with almost lubricated ease into the last lock between Beckett and the loot. All that easily transported, untraceable, antique loot. As he passed...