Imagine coming home during the day to find a burglary in progress – at your house. Now imagine that when you encounter the thief carrying your possessions, you are also bringing home your new baby from the hospital. That’s exactly what happened to a Manchester, NH couple just last month. The good news is that police pursued and caught the intruder when he ran from the scene – and nobody was hurt.
Manchester police said a couple, returning home with their newborn baby, walked into their house to find a burglary in progress. Police said when the couple entered their Highland Street home around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, they found a burglar carrying a cardboard box containing items that were stolen from the home.
Talk about a nightmare scenario. As I’ve often posted, most burglaries are now happening during the day, so the timing of the event is not a surprise. It’s just awful to think of your space being violated at a time of such complete vulnerability.
What Happened Next
Authorities said when the burglar saw the homeowners, he fled the scene. Officers were provided with a description of the burglar and began searching the area with the help of a K9 officer. Police said a man matching the description of the burglar was spotted getting into a cab on Amherst Street. Police pulled the cab over and arrested the suspect, identified as Shawn Stayrook, 27, of Manchester. Manchester police said a box that Stayrook was carrying at the time of his arrest contained items stolen from the victims’ home.
Why Are so Many Homes Unprotected?
This is a great question. In fact, I hear it often, especially from those who have found peace of mind from a monitored alarm system. Despite the incidence of burglary in the US (about one home every 15 seconds), and with intrusions on the rise in many areas because of a down economy, only one home is five is adequately protected. Hard to believe, but true – especially with today’s advanced and affordable solutions for protecting your home and family.
Make sure you are doing everything you can so your home is not a target. Follow FrontPoint’s Top Ten Home Security Tips – including installing a monitored alarm system. Your peace of mind is worth a lot, so there’s nothing more important than protecting your home and family. And that’s where FrontPoint comes in: the #1 ranked home alarm company in the US. When you are ready for safer, smarter, simpler, more affordable home security that’s virtually impossible to defeat, FrontPoint is your clear choice. Then bring that baby home – the coast will be clear!