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Just been burgled

Post by donkeychomp » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:31 pm

This is so surreal I can hardly believe it. GF went to the US Embassy yesterday and then rang me to meet up at a local coffee shop at 2.30. I set off about 2 and she is not there. Rang, no answer, texted and about 3pm get a call to say she's run out of petrol and will be there shortly. She arrives, everything seems fine, then goes outside and sits on the only chair left, I suggest we go inside and she refuses. I ask her to come away from the table and talk to me. A flat NO. Women I thought and drove home. Getting to my (communal) garage I see a red rose and a mouldy banana skin on it. Eh? Then the lock wouldn't open, it seemed glued on. Went upstairs to my flat, and saw a bit of broken glass by the front door. Unlocked the door and oh no. The place is trashed. Maybe £10k worth of damage, called the cops, forensics have just been. Can't send pics at the mo as she stole all my pc dongles, along with an antique lava lamp and my very expensive leather bike jacket. Smashed all my basses too including one that is on eBay. And that money was for effing groceries. Got some tools and managed to unlock the garage and then saw her set of flat keys in a corner. It was my gf all along. To say I'm stunned is an understatement. Not sure what to do know, sitting here surrounded by glass and ruined pictures, models, basses and all my other belongings, some irreplaceable.

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Re: Just been burgled

Post by Jordi » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:19 pm

That is some proper messed up shit Alex.

Not much i can say to help, obviously no sign she was a raving maniac to start with.

Fingers crossed you can get some kind of financial compensation but it will never replace the rare one offs or anything with sentimental value to you.

Just the kind of crap you can do without having to deal with.
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Re: Just been burgled

Post by donkeychomp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:19 am

2 am now and finally the glass is cleared up. Forensics done, cops been. Sitting here looking at my shattered world. Nothing is worth trying to save. My precious 57 Jedson bass is in bits. How the fuck can my life get any worse. I care for my mum who now has the onset of Alzheimer's and my carers allowance gets reduced every month. The bass I had listed on eBay is now ruined so I will cancel that and say sorry to the bidders. That was due to end tomorrow and was doing well...and was food money. The way this is going I may have to bite the bullet and sell a bike, and I only have one worth any real money. Yes, the LC. The bike that was brought back from the dead and is now so close to being finished.

Never been at such a low ebb. Maybe it's the lateness of the hour.

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Re: Just been burgled

Post by donkeychomp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:35 am

Police just called me they have found her, alive and as well as can be expected. They will call me back later to discuss where we go from here.

I'm just relieved she's ok.

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Re: Just been burgled

Post by timwilks13 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:58 am

That is some seriously messed up shit man! Glad they found her ok, but now the fun really begins it seems!
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Re: Just been burgled

Post by Anton » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:13 pm

Yikes! Stunned, mate. Stunned. That's just... Bonkers. I don't know what I can do to help, but if there's anything you think I can help with, please let me know.

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Re: Just been burgled

Post by donkeychomp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:53 pm

Thanks everyone. Today has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. Police yet to call me back and to be honest I don't want to prosecute her. I'll keep you informed.
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Re: Just been burgled

Post by donkeychomp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:52 pm

Update. Police got that all wrong she is still at large. How the feck that happened....oh well. Finally got a call from the investigating officer and he says as I am trying to avoid taking her to court they are not looking for her. What? He says if I want to press charges then that is the only way to go really. So I said yes, will give him more details in an email tomorrow. Glad I changed the locks now and also glad that I am hyper aware of my surroundings as I still have images of her with a bread knife hiding somewhere.
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Re: Just been burgled

Post by SherwoodNash » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:06 pm

Too surreal :shock:

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Re: Just been burgled

Post by donkeychomp » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:13 pm

Another update. She's on FB and a friend has done some research. She posted yesterday she is stuck at a motorway services, no money, no fuel and even listed her bank details so people might 'donate' money. So I'm guessing my bike jacket and all the other stuff she nicked has been sold. Informed plod who don't seem bothered. Told them go there and get the CCTV for 6.24pm and see her drive in...get her reg number (no I don't know it) and then everyone's ANPR will light up if they drive by her.

Astounds me that I have to do all this...wtf are they all doing? Eating donuts at Costa?
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