Reedley, California is located approximately 22 miles south of Fresno and is just slightly above middle-class America with a relatively young population which means they are working people. That area has received a rash of home burglaries in the last couple of weeks.
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In only one instance did burglars need to use force to break-in. The other burglaries were through unlocked doors or windows. All burglaries happen during the daytime when no one was at home except in one instance when a 50-year-old woman was inside the house-she managed to scare them away.
In every case cash and jewelry was taken and in some instances firearms were stolen. In one case a TV was taken.
The reason we are highlighting these cases is because they are excellent examples of what not to do. Obviously number one is to lock all your doors and windows even when you're not home. A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States. A scary statistic is that less than 13% of all burglaries ever get cleared by the Police Department. So it's a high reward and low risk enterprise.
And don't think for one minute that burglars don't "case" their targets. They do their homework and look for homes that appear to be affluent with no visible sign of a security system or other deterrents to do in their burglary.
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Burglars are looking for cash and credit cards, jewelry, firearms and other small valuable items that can be easily pawned for quick cash. They spend on average 10 minutes inside a home. They cannot look everywhere. Which is why we suggest using Diversion Safes as a way to hide your valuables.
Diversion safes are common household products with hollowed out interiors that are big enough to hide cash, credit cards, jewelry and in some cases small handguns.
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