Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Burglary Job

The Book of Job, chapter 24, verse 16 "In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light."

Crime has not changed much. The criminals case the joint and come back later to do the deed. Residential burglary techniques describes at least 2,500 years ago. So when you are on patrol in the day time, look for criminals who are marking houses for themselves. Sometimes they sit in a vehicle and just watch the street.

If a car with a couple men sitting in it or a single man, just drives off as you approach, that could be probable cause for a stop; that person could be casing the neighborhood. He is probably a good field interview card and identification check. Look in the vehicle for surveillance gear and burglar tools. Channel locks can open doors, long screw drivers can pry open a window.

The crime of residential burglary is often thought of as a one person crime, and certainly that is frequently true. More experienced burglars will often employ a get away driver. They case the locations together, check out escape routes and then come back later after dark. The actual burglar makes entry while the other one keeps watch, keeps the motor running and waits to make a run for it if necessary.

2 comments:

Bob G. said...

Sarge:
I'm always telling the missus about those I see in my area that look "hinky"...
(we've got too many)

And we've also scrappers waiting for the next empty house.

We had one person sitting in an SUV outside the house, so I go out with my camera and take a picture AND get the tag number.
The woman gets all loud and mouthy, saying "why you takin' pictures?"

I tell her "it's my HOBBY...and get off my property, while you're at it."

Another thing to do is change up your "habits"...don't let these perps see any regular routine..they live for that.
And they ARE watching, even if you don't believe they are.

I've seen it all too often, so I watch BACK...that alone is enough to chase 'em away most times.

Stay safe out there.

Bunkermeister said...

There is no expectation of privacy in a public place so taking their picture is a good idea.