We have got a new neighbour at one end of our road ... and I'm sure it was them that I saw running away from an empty house at the other end about 2 seconds after I heard breaking glass... but not certain. I'm hoping that I'm wrong but very worried in case I'm right
when we lived in London the alarm opposite was going off all night on Christmas eve & most of christmas morning( a fault i presume as there didnt seem to be a break in),The Police didnt want to know and the house owners were abroard for christmas.My father in law had enough by midday and took a ladder over the road cut the cable & smashed the alarm to bits with a hammer (the alarm has a battery so cable cutting doesnt stop it).There were cheers from all the neigbours as he carried his ladder back home.nice peaceful christmas day!!!
When we got burgled (in the early days of us living together) it looked like the flat had been tidied up Mind you, they nicked a load of papers etc, and the police contacted me 6 months later to let me know they'd arrested someone who'd been trying to sell my passport in a dodgy pub!