One of my work mates was burgled last night. He isn't living in the house at the moment, because he has recently bought the place and is doing major renovation work to it prior to moving in. Not just central heating, plumbing and wiring, but new floors and ceilings etc.
The tow rags went over the site very thoroughly, breaking into all his sheds, out buildings and his Landrover, but nicked nothing. There were brass valves from his steam engine in the back of the Landy, but they never touched them.
Hopefully the reason for breaking in but not taking anything is simply that they were after wide screen TV, X box, DVD player, etc, none of which were present.
Of course there is a more sinister posibility...
Anyway, he's decided to move in today regardless of the renovation work.