Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Complaints corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 05.07.2011, 17:12
Nil's Avatar
Nil Nil is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 10,356
Groaned at 428 Times in 333 Posts
Thanked 16,045 Times in 6,322 Posts
Nil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Sorry for what happened to you, I hope you'll feel safer again soon... Not a nice feeling about your home being unsafe.

I want to remind people to be streetwise inside their home too. If you have expensive jewelries, put them into a safe at the bank, if you have some cash, put it where no one will think to look or won't have time to look that spot.

Have a safe at home to put all your important paper and hide it again, somewhere difficult to find in time and ideas of where to look.

When someone comes to steal, he doesn't have much time, so he goes for the more obvious and easy to look into.

I have some good tricks and spots but for obvious reasons, I am not going to share it on internet.... Just be creative.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05.07.2011, 17:28
KeinFranzösisch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2,198
Groaned at 63 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 2,549 Times in 1,115 Posts
KeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
Sorry about the burglary. It is a reminder that even in a 'safe' country such as Switzerland everyone needs to take precautions.

Hope that at least your camera turns up. Pictures are usually irreplaceable

This was exactly my question. With the summer heat and the Swiss aversion to climate controled living space, I don't want to leave the house shuttered up. So I leave the windows tilted and the blinds down.

Now I'm worried, especially since those pesky French live so close.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05.07.2011, 17:35
Bertrand - Geneva
 
Posts: n/a
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Shame. I guess it was some child kind burglar. Light and fast....
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05.07.2011, 17:38
jetset's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Canton Zurich
Posts: 279
Groaned at 5 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 166 Times in 69 Posts
jetset has earned the respect of manyjetset has earned the respect of manyjetset has earned the respect of many
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
As discussed in another post a few months back, some windoows can be opened from the outiside when in the tilted position.
yikes! news to me. thanks for the information! no more day time breezes while we're gone.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05.07.2011, 17:52
grynch's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Geneva/Vaud
Posts: 4,945
Groaned at 50 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 5,199 Times in 2,354 Posts
grynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
Shame. I guess it was some child kind burglar. Light and fast....
same thing happened to mrs. G ( before she was mrs. G ) a few years ago and it was most definitely NOT a child

light yes
fast thankfully.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05.07.2011, 17:56
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
Thanks everyone.

A rather dishy Police Officer came round, and brought the forms on Saturday. Today, my Home Insurance, Helvetia, e-mailed me their forms. Have just filled them all in, to be copied and sent off tomorrow. Along with the guarantee slip for the camera, hopefully that will work. The money can be forgotten about and the mobiles are either broken or one that dates from the late nineties!!

The jewellery is just another excuse for an exotic holiday!!!

It did feel dirty, to think that someone's grubby little hands had touched my stuff. But they didn't find the vodka hidden in the kitchen cupboard... which I must admit I had a couple of slurps out of!!

Going to the shops now - check windows, check door, check sense of humour!!! All good!!

Mr Dishy did say to take a couple of days to look around. Which is good advise, because you do panic a bit at first.
Yes do that. If that dishy policeman comes again i will be there for "emotional support"
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05.07.2011, 17:57
grynch's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Geneva/Vaud
Posts: 4,945
Groaned at 50 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 5,199 Times in 2,354 Posts
grynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
Yes do that. If that dishy policeman comes again i will be there for "emotional support"

Yes have a look and call him back. I will be there for "emotional support"

Gata... you're stuttering already
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05.07.2011, 17:57
Bertrand - Geneva
 
Posts: n/a
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
same thing happened to mrs. G ( before she was mrs. G ) a few years ago and it was most definitely NOT a child

light yes
fast thankfully.
now it could be....
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05.07.2011, 18:01
gata's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 3,888
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,702 Posts
gata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond reputegata has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

@Grynch: Well what do you expect? Have you seen the Geneva policemen? And those uniforms...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank gata for this useful post:
  #30  
Old 05.07.2011, 18:03
grynch's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Geneva/Vaud
Posts: 4,945
Groaned at 50 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 5,199 Times in 2,354 Posts
grynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond reputegrynch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
@Grynch: Well what do you expect? Have you seen the Geneva policemen? And those uniforms...
they don't do it for me...

now this one.................. she could arrest me anytime
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank grynch for this useful post:
  #31  
Old 05.07.2011, 18:14
Patsycat's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 2,246
Groaned at 50 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,918 Times in 1,146 Posts
Patsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Ha Ha. Even my male neighbour who came over just as Mr Dishy was leaving had a good look at him and said something along the lines - "he's not bad"

Maybe they send the good looking ones out to damsels in distress... And in the summer on their bikes, oh be still my heart!!!

Years ago they used to ride horses around too...

Gata, you will be the first to know if he has to come back!!! Which unfortunately, i doubt he will.

(by the way folks, Gata and I live within 500 metres of each other)

The worst ones are the ones that go along the lake on those funny push me pull you standing up things.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05.07.2011, 18:24
Patsycat's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 2,246
Groaned at 50 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,918 Times in 1,146 Posts
Patsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Seriously, just be careful everyone. That one window you leave open could lose you a lot of stuff.

Luckily, I don't have much stuff of value (except the camera). I have an old PC - if I had had a laptop would probably have been a different story.

Stay safe and enjoy the Summer.

And I have old fashioned Genevoise windows that only open in, with a shutter you roll down. No tilted fandangled things like that!!

Another thing, write down somewhere safe all your phone, camera, computer, tv serial numbers and ime numbers and hide it in a safe place (which you will never remember). That's what they want to know, the authorities.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Patsycat for this useful post:
  #33  
Old 05.07.2011, 18:25
Nil's Avatar
Nil Nil is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 10,356
Groaned at 428 Times in 333 Posts
Thanked 16,045 Times in 6,322 Posts
Nil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond reputeNil has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
they don't do it for me...

now this one.................. she could arrest me anytime

And this is the guy who will search you....
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Nil for this useful post:
  #34  
Old 05.07.2011, 18:38
Patsycat's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 2,246
Groaned at 50 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,918 Times in 1,146 Posts
Patsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
And this is the guy who will search you....
Hopefully only Grynch!!
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 05.07.2011, 21:59
yasmina
 
Posts: n/a
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Really sorry to hear about your break in, I hope insurance covers replacements. As for your photos; it's a real shame, but at least no one was hurt. I had all my valuable things taken whilst staying in a hostel, but of course insurance was invalid as they were in a shared room, not locked away in a safe... but I think was most upset about my camera and all the wonderful photo memories on it.

Here, no one ever locks the door, as as 'eye' said above, my OH is the same... I'm not really paranoid, but I do like to close windows and lock doors if I'll be out for more than 10 minutes. Unlike him, who only ever locks the car when we go to France, and makes it seem a chore to lock the front door...!

Anyway, sorry again. Hope you feel good again in your home soon.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 05.07.2011, 22:02
adrianlondon's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 9,131
Groaned at 170 Times in 153 Posts
Thanked 25,643 Times in 6,892 Posts
adrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
Unlike him, who only ever locks the car when we go to France, and makes it seem a chore to lock the front door...!
What's your address and car park space number?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank adrianlondon for this useful post:
  #37  
Old 05.07.2011, 22:27
ximix's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: UK (formerly Zurich)
Posts: 2,098
Groaned at 22 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 2,315 Times in 1,179 Posts
ximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Sorry to hear about your break-in PatsyCat and glad you've managed to maintain a good sense of humour about it all. "Mr Dishy" sounds like a much needed and welcome tonic at this stressful time. Good for you.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 06.07.2011, 11:42
Patsycat's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 2,246
Groaned at 50 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,918 Times in 1,146 Posts
Patsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

I think the laughing about it is because there really is nothing else to do. Apart from banging my head against a wall.

Anyway, off to the Poste to send the papers to Mr Dishy and his, hopefully, very good looking colleagues.

Shall report back.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 06.07.2011, 11:53
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 1,191
Groaned at 11 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 1,781 Times in 704 Posts
ceppych has a reputation beyond reputeceppych has a reputation beyond reputeceppych has a reputation beyond reputeceppych has a reputation beyond reputeceppych has a reputation beyond reputeceppych has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

Quote:
View Post
I think the laughing about it is because there really is nothing else to do. Apart from banging my head against a wall.

Anyway, off to the Poste to send the papers to Mr Dishy and his, hopefully, very good looking colleagues.

Shall report back.
Couldn't you deliver them personally?
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06.07.2011, 14:40
Patsycat's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 2,246
Groaned at 50 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,918 Times in 1,146 Posts
Patsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond reputePatsycat has a reputation beyond repute
Re: I got burgled on Saturday

In my skimpy summer dress?

Woooaah.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Daily GA for Saturday 26/09 defcon3 Daily life 4 23.09.2009 07:30
What do you do on a Saturday ? Sada General off-topic 48 12.01.2009 20:07
Burgled last night in Verbier and fast police reponse Beanie101 Daily life 14 07.01.2008 08:28
Saturday Football - On tomorrow (Saturday 8th) and all are welcome BoyD Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 0 07.12.2007 12:50


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0