Posted: 12/11/2017 at 11:06
Our alarm usually goes off at this time of year. The spiders just play havoc. Before we went away I dusted and we squirted with fly killer as we went out, but they still went off. Having had years of being on call for burglar alarms, I don't miss it one bit. Even when I wasn't first call. I was usually the one the manager called.
Water is coming out of the front of the shop what do I do.. ? Turn off the water . I'll get my wellies and a camera (for the insurance people). Nottingham to Coventry, 40 minutes at 4 am.
The back door is off its hinges, they've used a wheely bin as a battering ram. First we had to fix the door frame back to the wall and then get it boarded.
There is no glass in the entire shop front and a hole in the ceiling, the flat had its door forced and the carpet and floorboards taken up. The sole policeman in the middle of Lincolnshire on duty that night, and his panda car got beaten up. The culprits got away scot free. One of the locals dogs got the seat of one of the burglars pants. They left behind a bag with his name and address and a bail notice from Penzance magistrates court. The police still never caught them. We had the TV crews out for that one.
We did turn off all the light when we left didn't we? Only the police called me out for the alarm, the doors are still locked, but the lights are on and there is a hole in the false roof. (There were also a lot of actual roof tiles missing)
The other seven plate glass windows put in and a back door forced became quite boring.
The sad thing is, what got stolen was a pittance compared to the aggro and cost of putting the damage right.