It was yesterday evening whilst this particular Greystones pensioner was, as usual, attending Sunday evening mass that her Burnaby Manor home was broken into.
Once inside, the intruders ransacked the house, ripping open anything and everything that might just have some valuables inside.
“Scumbags,” says her grandson, who, believing these intruders knew that his grandma attends mass regularly, reckons that this is part of a new kind of crime hitting the town.
Wishing to remain nameless, he backed up his theory of a new crime modus operandi being recognised by stating, “Someone said that they heard it on the radio this morning.”
According to Kilpedder-based Insurance Loss Assessor Ed Walsh, it’s actually very rare that a property is actually targeted. “In most cases,” says Ed, “it is as simple as ringing the doorbell and seeing if anyone is home.”
Still, mass robbers are a damn site better than mass murderers.
Ed also points out that thieves know that jewellery is generally kept in the main bedroom, and are in and out in less than 5 minutes.
So, eyes peeled, dog teeth sharpened, and always, always have a shovel at the ready. And an out-of-the-way plot.
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