Inside the Mind of a Thief - Protect Yourself!

Inside the Mind of a Thief | Burglar Confessions

[ VIDEO ] Ex-Burglar Describes The Ideal Houses He Hit and What Can Really Protect Your Home From Invasion

Michael Shanye Durden was a home burglar for over 20 years and is facing 20-30 years in jail for his crimes. In this video, he sits down with Sgt. Jon Felty of the Allen Police Department to discuss what he looks for in a potential burglary, and what things a homeowner can do to protect themselves.

*** Durden's Info on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice site***

The best way to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a home burglary is to get "Inside the Mind of a Thief." This Allen Police Department exclusive interview of career home burglar, Michael Durden, will open your eyes on what criminals look for when choosing a target. Please share this video with friends and family to spread important crime prevention tips that can prevent you from becoming a victim.

1) What makes a neighborhood attractive to thieves? - 0:45

2) Does having a dog deter a burglar? 2:48

3) Do Neighborhood Watch programs work? 4:28

4) What makes a house attractive to a burglar? 6:12

5) Once a burglar targets a house, what's next? 11:28

6) Once a burglar is in the house.  How much time is spent inside? 24:49

7) How should homeowners hide valuables? 31:00

8) What can a homeowner do to not make their house an easy target to a burglar? 35:59

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