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Old 03-19-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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everyone's in line for trouble and last night my number was called

some slimy theif came into my flat last night and took my bag which had my wallet, laptop and skype phone in it...partly my fault for leaving the door unlocked but still

i am on the phone right now with visa trying to get my cards cancelled and replaced...not fun

going to the police soon but doubt they will be much help

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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Damn!!! Sorry to hear that! I'll be sure to lock my doors every night, cuz yeah... sometimes I do leave it unlocked, considering my neighbourhood/building 'safe'
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Faaack, what a bummer! I can't believe how people can do that kind of crap, how ridiculous. Good luck in getting your stuff back/replaced/paid for... :<
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wow, that blows, sorry to hear it.

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That sucks big style. So sorry you've been hit with that shit.
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Oh man, that really sucks!! Shit. Hope you can sort things out with the bank asap.
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oh no! he actually came into your flat? I'd be terrified! lock those doors missy!
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I know the feeling we got robbed the weekend before I went to OZ so like 3-4 weeks ago, its a discusting feeling knowing that a stranger has been in your home!

Best of luck with the bank / insurance if you have it - cancelling your cards would have to be the best thing you can do right now - that and keep positive!
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I'm so sorry. Be safe, and good luck reconstructing your life.

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That sucks sooo bad, Lizz. Sorry to hear it.

I know it's pretty overboard, but I mostly stayed in privates and when I would sleep, I slept with my money belt on and always locked my backpack to something like the heater or bedframe, etc...

Heard too many stories of theft, even while people were sleeping. Even maids and employees can be on some crooks payroll, and they have master keys for everything.

Good luck, Lizz.
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Ok, so first off I'd like to say (like everyone else), that it totally blows having been ripped off like that man. Not cool. I feel for ya.

That being said, on a brighter note, I had to add that I love this line:

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everyone's in line for trouble and last night my number was called
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scary.
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that sucks! has happened to me before not a nice feeling dont let it bring u down tho!
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Sorry to hear about the robbery! Good luck canceling and replacing eerything.
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Thats awful! I remember when I was living in Paris some guy came in and robbed us when we were asleep luckily he did not walk away with much but it made us feel really insecure.
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