My parent's home was burglarized in broad daylight today! They tore apart their whole house and took all of my mom's jewelry (including family heirlooms), her brand new camera, their ipods, cash that my dad has been saving for years, and a bunch of other stuff. The entry points were all destroyed and will have to be completely replaced. Whoever did this hit several other homes in their neighborhood as well.
What really makes me sick is that a neighbor admitted that she was coming home from the hospital at 2am the other morning and saw a group of 10 or so people in their 20s hanging out in the alley and she did nothing. That is extremely unusual for their neighborhood, so it makes no sense to me that they wouldn't pick up a phone and call the local police.
My parents are devastated and I feel useless being on the other side of the country. I wish we were close by so that I could have offered them a place to stay. I wish we had the money to replace the items that are replaceable. I am heartbroken that someone took away my parent's sense of security.
My parents called and said that my dad found all of the cash that he has stashed over the years, which is a big deal for them. It seems that they hit the jackpot on my mom's room and just kind of riffled through the rest of the house. They went over everything in the house again today and realized that these sick people stole my daughter's piggy bank and a frame that had her picture in it. I hope they find these scumbags before they cause any more harm to my hometown.