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More than belongings were lost with robberies — memories were as well

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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Sat May 12, 2012.

This letter is in regard to the two robberies that took place at my home this month on Virginia Avenue.

The first time the things most taken were silver dollars circa 1924 to 1978, left to me by my mom.

The second time — this week — a 2-pound coffee can full of state quarters, a centennial knife and gold watch set with an eagle on the handle and back of knife, six 1886 never-used gold coins, straight razors, jewelry and the funds for my first Alaskan cruise were taken.

It's the invasion of privacy and loss of my dead parents' legacy that breaks my heart. Our quiet neighborhood's safety is gone.

My sympathies go to all the others experiencing this low regard for others' belongings.

Betsie Grimes


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  • Mike Adams posted at 6:38 am on Wed, May 16, 2012.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1560

    Jerome is back at it, pontificating about how a victim really deserved to be victimized again. It's is his usual tact, "well...., you....., if......," etc. What do you expect from someone who thinks it's ok for an angry, deranged neighbor to steal some child's cat and either kill it or take it out in the country and let it go?

    Perhaps if he had taken better care of himself, he wouldn't be sick.

  • Jackson Scott posted at 11:17 pm on Mon, May 14, 2012.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    Jerome, do you read your posts BEFORE you click the "post comment" button?

    You basically call Ms. Grimes stupid for having the silver coins in her home, and then again for not making her house thief proof.

    You're the guy who knows everything about all subjects. Must be nice to be "Mr. Know-it-All."

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 12:47 am on Sat, May 12, 2012.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    Two robberies of the same home in the space of just a few weeks? While my sympathies go out to Ms. Grimes, I wonder why: (1) she would leave such treasures in her home when a safe deposit box might have kept them safer; and (2) precautions weren't taken after the first invasion that might have prevented the latest incursion.

    This sounds to me like someone knows what's in the home (friends of family members?) might be responsible.

    Regardless, by now this poor lady should consider better security measures. Whatever she’s been doing so far is obviously not enough.


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