Monday, April 13, 2009

More burglaries...

Another of our neighbours, four doors down, was threatened and robbed during a middle-of-the-night burglary by a gang of six or more armed men.

Of all the numerous home invasions around us - too many to count now - not one gang has been apprehended that I have heard of. There is at least one home invasion a month within a fifteen minute stroll of our house. No one has yet been physically hurt or killed, but we all know it is just a matter of time. Our house is a fortress, and I hate living like this.

Rant over, back to writing. And proof reading.

UPDATE: Just heard that the neighbour mentioned above was actually robbed two nights running; apparently they weren't satisfied the first time around and came back the next night with more men. The scum of the earth, getting their kicks by scaring people to death.

5 comments:

Jo said...

I had two cousins living in South Africa in similar conditions with barbed wire fences, alarms and who knows what. They both ended up moving to the UK even though the husband of one cousin was South African, born and bred. My point being, why should you live like a prisoner in your own home? I realise if you get to go back to Austria that will help, but you will still have your home there I presume. Is it worth it?

Satima Flavell said...

How terrible. Everyone must be living in fear of these thugs. At least it's not that bad here - yet.

We missed you at Swancon:-(

gynie said...

Hope it will soon be better for you. It makes me feel ashamed to complain about stupid dayly things...

Imagine me said...

It makes you despair of the way the world is heading.

webfaery said...

That must be so scary for you. Hopefully the Vienna job will eventuate and you'll be able to get out of their before anything nastier happens.