- Jun 15, 2015
I'm using trays from a fancy lacquer jewelry box in my safes. They have a nice organization and I can see everything at a glance.
We got burglarized 12/27 and they didn't find the safes, but they found every single hiding space in my house.
I had taken out some jewelry and didn't have time to lock everything away (there's advantages and disadvantages of a well hidden safe - accessibility being one in my case) . It was the holidays, I had gotten some family jewelry out on request by my MIL and then we had to leave abruptly to an emergency dental appointment with my DD. Then we decided to stay in town to see Christmas displays.
So I just left my jewelry box out as usual.
I thought they might not destroy everything, thinking they found the good stuff.
They found my watch in a book behind the sink in my bedroom, they totally searched fridge and freezers, the whole kitchen, bathrooms, you NAME it.
They found the hidden compartment in my antique (1750ies) desk, they opened drawers and little nooks that I hadn't even thought of .
According to police and experts they weren't inside longer than 20-25 minutes. They weren't pros equipped to try and open a safe. Just dsmall fish disgusting burglars.
I still keep the "decoy" Box out, but I'd recommend a safe to everyone
This story is so devastating but I thank you so much for sharing. It is causing me to rethink my own strategy. Many thanks <3