One of the worst experiences is the violation of a home burglary. If your house has been broken into, it can be an overwhelming feeling. We wanted to provide a clear step-by-step guide for what to do if this happens to you.
Before you do anything, it’s important not to enter the home. For your own safety and in order not to disturb the crime scene, stay outside or go to a neighbor’s house. From there you can call the police. Before they arrive, it’s important not to touch anything.
Here are the 10 most important things to do after a break-in or theft:
File a police report
List the items that have been stolen or damaged
Talk to the neighbors
Check for surveillance footage
Gather video and pictures
Notify your bank
Make an insurance claim
Secure the property
Change the locks and increase security measures