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Comment Interview with a career burglar (Score 1) 243

I remember seeing some documentary interview with a career break & enter guy. He said he learned pretty quick to rob rich neighbourhoods; they had much better stuff to steal. The interviewer asked if he was worried about house alarms, and he said that the vast majority of houses he robbed had alarms not switched on or otherwise inoperable. He'd just try break in, if he didn't hear a siren he'd be in and out in a few minutes.

Comment Someone steals my identity (Score 2, Interesting) 155

Someone steals my identity (from cards in a wallet robbed from my house) - signs up a bunch of cell phones in my name, then steps out on the bill. The police get me to fill out a form, and I spend hours dealing with 3 different cell companies, and debt collection agency.

Do you think the police checked any cell tower data to find the perpetrator?

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