Random musings from an English expat in Spain slogging through the trenches of traditional and self-publishing. Following my attempts to eke a living through creative writing, graphic design, whilst writing the kind of novels I like to read.
burglars have been around for some time, and years ago this crime was
done by the more specialised burglar, breaking into the home at night,
whilst the occupants were asleep.
In resent times the advent of the more ruthless creeper burglar has increased due to technological advances in vehicle designs.
Most vehicles are becoming harder to break into, the average thief using
crude or sophisticated methods are failing, and so they are motivated
to search for the owners unlocking device and therefore, the need to
break into the house.
Creeper burglars are not only after your vehicle some are there for your
valuables and some are there for far more sinister and diabolical
working for a company in the UK we would refurbish council owned
apartment blocks (Flats) and part of the tendering process was to agree
that a certain number of inner-city teenagers would be taken on and
The majority of these kids came from broken homes, history of crime and
abusive backgrounds, but were in essence good and eager to learn, some
shining through and going on to secure a job in the industry after a
Talking to some of them and listening to the crimes they'd confess were scary;
especial two young lad's tales about the time they spent as Sneakers -
Creeper burglars with a twist.
Bored with breaking into houses steeling valuables, and cars, and
getting away with it, a group of them decided to raise the bar.
Working in teams of two they would approach a property when the owners were
asleep and break in, leaving not a single trace of evidence. They would
move furniture around without being herd, some would go as far as to
move a fridge into the lounge, also they would sneak into the bedroom
and paint dots on the foreheads of those sleeping.
This eventually become too easy and so they would start targeting
people, for example in the days of 35mm film cameras they would observe a
family fall out of their car, exhausted from the annual holiday, and
watch them head straight for bed leaving the suitcases down stairs. They
would seek out the cameras, look to see how many shots were left, and
then take pictures of their genitals, some whilst children slept in the
background, subtle just to suggest, without waking or touching the
So when the unsuspecting parent would go to collect the pictures the
police were waiting with questions. Can you imagine the physiological
implication of these actions?
In some instances they have broken into homes found the occupants credit
cards, access their computer, and downloaded illegal porn. How do you
explain that one when they are wrapping your house in police don't cross
Now these kids were never caught and they stopped almost as if they grew
out of it, and they admitted that the majority of homes they hit were
without security systems and in some cases doors and windows were left