So much for living in a quiet cul-de-sac in a quiet suburb! On a Monday night 2 weeks ago, we were woken by the police HAMMERING on our front door at 3.30a.m.
Hubby got up to talk to them, and when he took them through the house out the back, I got up to see what was going on. It turned out our neighbours had had a break-in. I’d been up at around 1.30 and heard a dog barking madly a few houses over, and didn’t think much of it.
Hubby and I were both surprised as the house is at the end of the cul-de-sac and surrounded by neighbours beside and behind it – so an unusual target if you don’t want to be spotted!
There were quite a few police in the street for hours afterwards, and both hubby and I thought it was a bit unusual. The next day our neighbours moved out very suddenly (they mostly kept to themselves but we’d heard a couple of worrying things over the years so kept our distance too).
Anyway, long story short, another neighbour asked the police what was going on this week, and they tried to “reassure” him saying it was a “targeted attack”! I think it was supposed to be reassuring but I haven’t slept well since! I’ve lived alone before and often have night’s alone with the kids when hubby is away, and have always felt pretty secure here.
It’s horrible that that has been taken away now. It’s also frustrating not knowing the full story – I know it’s not really my business, but being woken like than and left to wonder hasn’t helped my nerves!
I hope the new neighbours are lovely!
Posted by Kymichelle, 1st February 2014