In Houston, circa 1982-1983, it was common for thieves to knock down the
back fence in a new, unfinished subdivision, back a truck up to the back
door, and raid a new, freshly-furnished home. They only took valuable stuff
though. It's odd that someone would take the time and incur the risk of
It's unlikely a move "made a mistake" because they'd need keys etc., and the
timing is to fortuitous. If I was thedetective, I'd be all over the
housesitter and his/her contacts.
That said, anybody want to buy some fine furniture pieces, old pics, etc?