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Surprising Items Commonly Stolen From Homes

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, during the first half of 2012 there were 5,433 reported burglaries throughout the state of Utah. We all know the common items stolen from homes are typically things such as cash, jewelry, and electronics, but there are a few items that are commonly stolen that might surprise you.

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1. Tools

1. Tools

In some cases Utah burglars don’t even have to enter your home to steal anything. Unlocked or open garages are easy prey. Power tools and building supplies are easily stolen and can easily be sold for cash. Making sure that your garage door is locked and installing a bright light near your garage can keep burglars at bay.

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2. Piggy banks and jars of coins

2. Piggy banks and jars of coins

Many people have a large bottle of change they keep lying around their home, this is another commonly stolen item. Collector coins are an especially tempting target as well, burglars know there is huge cash value in collector coins.

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3. Family pets

3. Family pets

If a family pet makes a disturbance during a break in, the thieves might just take it. Reports of stolen dogs has been steadily rising, burglars snatch them and then turn around and sell them on craigslist especially purebred dogs and small dogs that are easy to transport.

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4. Your Identity

4. Your Identity

According to simplisafe.com, there can be big money in home burglary for the trading of passwords, credit cards, billing statements and the like. A Utah burglar could get a nice payout for information that could be used to steal your identity.

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No one expects to be robbed

No one expects to be robbed

No one expects to be the victim of a burglary, but even in Utah it is important to take measures to keep your home safe. Always lock your doors, windows, and garage when you are away, protect important and valuable items in a home safe, and if possible it is a good idea to install motion sensor lights as a deterrent as well.

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