A couple years back my house was broken into between 10 and 11 am, they got a big screen tv and 10k worth of stuff. Didn't even have a car so they carried the stuff a half block away. No one saw anything! Criminals know people work.... and go to church. They were caught when being searched for something else. Didn't get my stuff back or restitution + charges were dropped by law enforcement to get a plea for some other crime! But that's just stuff, my pets would mean they had a death wish...
Same for one of my neighbors in a different hood the next year. They knocked on the door first (actually got seen), snuck through the back, next door was an empty house. Not long after, the empty house was occupied by squatters! Took more than a year to get the squatters out.
Not ALL criminals are stupid. Some are quite clever. It's the careless ones that get caught.
This is definitely a crazy world. That's why I joined byc, there are a lot of well meaning peeps here!