I was the victim of a robbery that occurred inside my house on June 19 between 2 and 6 PM.
I was not home at the time it happened. The thief or thieves stole a lot of jewelry, including my mother's diamond wedding ring and an expensive watch that my parents had given me. The jewelry had sentimental value beyond its actual worth. Some pieces were presents given to me or jewelry that had belonged to my parents, who are both gone now. (I am an only child). I also lost a silverware set that I had purchased when I was a young woman and paid off in installments.
A few days after my home was broken into, I discovered that my lawn mower had been stolen, too. Apparently someone came back and took it out of the garage. I looked in the garage after my home was broken into and I saw that the lawn mower was still there. A neighbor saw the mower in the process of being lifted but he didn't even call the police. He said he thought I knew the person who took it.
I think that the robber or robbers were strangers and that someone was watching my house and waiting for me to leave. I was only gone for about 4 hours. What is even more unsettling is that I'm not even sure how the thief or thieves got inside.
I blame myself for not being proactive and doing more to prevent the theft (such as getting a burglar alarm system) but I am in dire straits financially. That's why I didn't want to spend extra money on an alarm system. I really feel that I can't go on unless my stolen jewelry and silverware are returned. It bothers me so much I can hardly focus on anything else.
I have suffered so many misfortunes within the past few years that sometimes I feel like I'm cursed. The robbery is the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. I don't even care so much whether the burglar is caught, except to prevent him or them or whoever from ripping off someone else. I just want my stolen property back!
Life seems so pointless and I really don't think I can go on unless I get the jewelry back. I am aggravated because I worked hard to acquire some of the items and I have no means of replacing them through my own hard work.