Yasiel Puig, one of the superstars on the Los Angeles Dodgers, recently had his home broken into for the second time in a year. This burglary happened during game 7 of the World Series, so the burglars knew exactly which home they were targeting and knew the owner would not be home. While it is sad that his home was broken into, there are many lessons that you can take away from his home burglary.
Here are a few of the most valuable lessons.
Don’t Let Others Know Where You Are
One of the things that can make you an easy target to burglars is not being home. While movies often show burglars willing to break into homes when occupants are home, it is extremely rare that a burglar targets a home unless they are sure no one is home. Posting that you are going on vacation all over social media or telling strangers that you are leaving is a direct invite to a burglar.
You may not even think twice, but you should. After all, the burglars knew Yasiel Puig would not be home and that’s when they decided to target him.
Secure Your Valuables
Yasiel Puig was first had his home burglarized in March of 2017. At that time, the burglars made off with around half a million dollars in jewelry, electronics and other items. The second time around, the burglar only made out with $150 in costume jewelry.
You see, Mr. Puig learned from the first burglary and secured his jewelry and valuables. This is a great lesson for you. While you may not be able to prevent every break-in, you can prevent what a burglar is able to make off with. If you must keep valuables in your home, make sure that they are secure by using a safe or other deterrent. This makes it harder on a criminal.
You Have a Higher Percentage of Being Burglarized After It’s Happened Once
The last thing that you can learn from the Yasiel Puig home burglary is that burglars can and will hit your home a second time. Most people think that they are less likely to be targeted by burglars if their home has already been hit. But this is not the case.
"Those who have already fallen victim to this statistic, are actually more likely to be burglarized a second time." Burglars will target the same home because they are familiar with it and gain confidence by not getting caught. As such, if your home has been burglarized once before, you should take extra precautions to ensure that you are not targeted a second or third time.
While you cannot prevent your home from being burglarized, there are things you can do to minimize the chances that it happens to you. Installing a home alarm system and hiring a monitoring company is one of these things. Those with home alarm systems are less likely to be burglarized than those without home alarm systems.