Do a Google search for “what to do during a break in” and you’ll find lots of confusing and contradictory advice. In this article we’ll discuss what to do (and not to do) during a break-in if you (or you and a spouse) are the only ones at home during a break in.
In addition to all the articles about “what to do on Spring Break” and “what to do during a break up” you’ll find articles and advice from a variety of sources. Lots of that advice is contradictory because it comes from different viewpoints and agendas. Some may suggest you stand your ground while others recommend you run for the hills. One even says you “might” want to stay if you have children in your home. Several seem to think you can reason with the invaders or that you will only make things worse by provoking them, as you will see below.
Because the strategies for dealing with a home invasion are different based on your family situation and living arrangements, one article was simply not enough. Here, then, is part one of two on what to do during a break in.