Once you’ve collected all the details, call the police. Giving the authorities information like dates, times, lists of items stolen, and photos of the scene or possessions will strengthen the investigation. This data also helps them piece together incidents if there have been other break-ins in your neighborhood. The police are here to help you, so the more details you give, the better the outcome.
After filing a police report, the responding officer will look through the details. That’s why photos, timelines, and any other information you can give law enforcement is crucial. If violent crime was involved, you may hear from a detective or the sheriff’s office for further information.
Many home and renters insurance policies cover vandalism and theft (to an extent). The details will depend on your policy, but you could be compensated or get help from your insurance provider. After you’ve filed the police report, call and make a claim to find out if you’re covered.