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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tiptoe Bandit

Since Nancy hasn't signed onto this blog yet, I'll try to remember what she told me about the Tiptoe Bandit. Apparently, this happened to her several years ago.

The thief was called the Tiptoe Bandit because he entered homes while people were home, stole their wallets, left, took the money, left the wallet and credit cards along the street somewhere, and NO ONE ever knew he was in the house until they couldn't find their wallets!!!!

This actually happened to some of the exchange students who were staying with her at the time. I believe she said that the bandit actually removed the window to get inside. Might want to ask her about that, cause I don't see how he could do that. But it is scary to think someone could get inside your house while you're sleeping and no one ever noticed!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Possible Weapon???

I just read in a book (fiction) about a woman who used a rolled up magazine as a weapon. She claimed that a tightly rolled magazine was as hard as a piece of wood. What do you think???

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tip Toe Bandit

Do I want to know about the tip toe bandit??? Or will I be hearing him/her every night when I wake? The only crime that has happened to me recently was someone stole the gnomes off my porch. I'm told this is a cool thing to do. Also someone stole my solar lights but I knew who was at the house and confronted him.

I have a neighbor - not too far away - who is a bit unbalanced and Police presence is visible occasionally. Also have been told of meth houses in my neighborhood. The day we signed the papers on this house 7 years ago we heard on the news of a murder about 3 blocks over. If I had known that I probably wouldn't have bought the house. But all in all, I live in a pretty quiet neighborhood. Doesn't sound like it does it. I take that back. It isn't quiet at all. One of the neighbors has teen age boys - they have a friend who blasts out our windows with his car radio regularly - usually late at night.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hi Sleuths
I can't think of any crime committed on myself.
There was a B & E where some minor junk was taken.
And I can remember times when other minor things have
been taken off our porch and out of our garage. I guess we
have been lucky?
I am interested in hearing about this tip toe crime you are talking about.

Springfield Crimes

Hello Sleuths,

Anyone ever heard of the Tiptoe Bandit? Apparently this was a famous Springfield crime several years ago. I'll let Nancy tell more about it since she was a victim of this crime.

If anyone else was the victim of a crime and would like to share their experience, this is a good place to start. It also might give our members some story ideas!! If I did this right, this blog should only be for Sleuths' Ink members.