Burglaries are scary; they can leave you feeling helpless and unable to protect your own home. Considering that a burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States, and 66% of them occur on residential properties, it is important to know what to do if you come home or wake up to find you’ve been burgled. There are several measures you can implement to prevent it from recurring.
Call the Police
The most obvious thing to do when you discover your house has been broken into is to call the police, who may be able to catch the perpetrator and recover at least some of your possessions. Remember, if you suspect there is somebody still in your house, do not enter or remain while you wait for the police to arrive.
Call Your Insurance Provider
You should also call your insurance provider because most burglary claims need to be filed within 24 hours. You may need a police report case number to do this, as such verification protects companies from insurance fraud. Even if you cannot compile a full list of everything that was taken, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is just getting the process started. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2kBkuiA