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What Do You Do After You’re Robbed? BMR’s 8 Top Tips.

If your house is burgled, be prepared.

Often times we find ourselves in a situation that we don’t want to be in. Coming home and finding your apartment or home cleaned out by a thief is definitely one of them. But would you know what to do if something like this happened to you? The typical answer is to call the police. However, from an insurance standpoint, there are many things that can be done before and after a robbery that can help make the best of a bad situation.

1. Create a home inventory.

The worst time to realize that you haven’t done a home inventory is when you’re robbed. Do it right now, and then on a regular basis like monthly or quarterly. Ask BMR Insurance for help on what to record and if you need certain things covered under sublimits.

2. Don’t touch the scene of the crime.

Depending on the situation, the police need to perform an investigation. Do not clean up and definitely don’t move or put your fingerprints on anything, as that will compromise potential evidence.

3. Call the police.

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More Tips to Protect Your Home From Break-Ins

We had a great response from last week’s blog with a burglar’s-eye view of your home. We thought we’d add a few more this week to round it out, especially since it’s a popular time of year for vacations!

Pay heed–these tips are simple, but easy to forget. Even though we’re in the insurance business, we’d really rather you never have to use it…

Here’s EIGHT more things a burglar won’t tell you:

1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a gardener and carry a rake. But I always do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

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Special Report: Inside Tips From a Burglar

Take note of these tips and be aware; it may prevent your home from getting broken into.

At BMR Insurance Agency, we try to provide information that’s informative and relevant for you and your family. When we read the following information, we knew that our customers and blog readers needed to see it immediately. Please read it carefully, as these are actual THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON’T TELL YOU, compiled from real-life, convicted criminals! Read on:

1. Of course I look familiar. I was just here last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
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