I woke up one morning to hear a knock at my bedroom window. This was back in the summer of 2004, not long after I moved into the apartment building where I am today. There was not just one single knock, but about 3 or 4 loud bangs. I found out that evening that the place next-door had been broken into by some guys, and many valuable things were stolen. These included a window air-conditioner and at least one laptop computer. At the time my building was owned by a group which included my parents, and they had a gate installed shortly after the break-in. That evening at the mandatory weekly meeting, we were told to please be very careful. A neighbor friend was awake anyway at that wee hour, and he saw the whole break-in and called the police. Since that time various safety measures have been put into place in and around the building.