As you may have read, there has been a spike in home robberies this summer... and sadly, I am one of them. 6 days after my Thule system was completely ripped off of my car (locked and everything on a Sunday afternoon) my apt was robbed in broad daylight. We estimate that the break-in occurred between 9:30am and 12:00pm on Friday.
The reason that I write is this... we have the basic Boylston St windows, older, yet equipped with window 'limiters' that limit how high the window can be raised.
We thought we were safe leaving them open a few inches (10 years in the same spot and no issues so far) because that was as far as they could go with the limiters in place... who could fit through there?!!
Well, one of them is set too high (thanks to whoever installed them 30 years ago) and left about 7 inches of clearance. Additionally, we left our shades drawn... always a bad idea. The perpetrators are obviously (to me) teens or in their early 20s... they had to have been very skinny in the chest to get in that window, and knew exactly what PS3games were worth stealing and which were junk.
Then, again last week someone rang our doorbell at 11am for no reason.
This issue obviously isn't going away, PLEASE at the very least get renters insurance- and make yourselves known if you see anyone acting suspiciously. Say Hi to them, maybe even call 911 if it is truly suspicious behavior. Lets watch out for one another... our neighbors are worth protecting.