Having your home broken into is a very unpleasant experience. Not only has someone invaded your home, but they’ve gone through your personal belongings and stolen precious things. Unfortunately, more than a quarter of Australians have had their home broken into at least once, and one in three Australians say they’ve had items stolen from them.
While you might assume that thieves would go straight for a big TV, a jewellery box or some other valuable appliance, new research by ING suggests that thieves are diversifying their stock portfolios.
The research found five unusual items in particular that thieves are pilfering from Aussie homes. VHS tapes and DVD’s are among the most sought-after collectible items for thieves on a spree, closely followed by stamp collections, musical instruments and vinyl collections. But it doesn’t stop there. The research also indicated that items such as taxidermy, retro toys and games are also being stolen.
So next time you update your home and contents insurance, it might be wise to factor in the cost of that extensive VHS collection or that antique taxidermy bear.
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