We live in a really nice neighborhood, and we pay a pretty penny each month to live here. There's an apartment next to ours and we are both backward facing - we don't face the parking lot, we face some common ground and a pond. The apartment next to ours has the windows cracked all the time, so we thought it was possibly abandoned/not rented up until maintenance informed us someone does live there, they're just gone on business for long periods of time (at last count, 6 months). It would explain why we never met them.
Yesterday morning DH took Elliot outside for bathroom time and saw the screen to one of the windows laying on the lawn and a window wide open. As we weren't in fear for anyone's safety, and sorta suspected that it was just some of the unsupervised teenagers d!cking around, we called the non-emergency line. I heard them come and look in the apartment before I left for work because Elliot started barking. As I was leaving for work I explained I was the one who called and gave a statement. The officer told me the front door had been unlocked when they arrived and it looked like stuff was missing, but hard to tell since nobody had been at home for months.
I talked to a neighbor this evening and as it turns out it was a real break in and a television and some other electronics were taken. They must have just walked right out the door with them. = ( Ugh. I know its not the apartment complex's fault, but seriously, for the area, we pay a LOT to live in a safe area. Not to mention I feel like a horrible neighbor for not even noticing this. Mostly, though, I'm worried for Elliot's safety while DH and I are both gone during the day. This sucks!