Ahhh! Got pictures Ana. Then called the 'old' caretaker guy, who still cares about the poor old guy in the nursing home.
While waiting, I talked to the house 2 doors down who was looking at my friend and I very suspiciously like WE were breaking in. So I motioned over to the gate (Huge doggie and no way to get to their door) and we chatted about everything today and in the past. Told as much as I could in a short time.
Turns out she and her daughter SAW the two guys doing the 'yard work' AND the daughter saw the second guy (who I missed) IN the yard over the fence with a ring of keys trying to open locks on shed, office, garage, house. Nothing worked.
Turns out the gal actually heard another breakin a few months back when the garage door was bashed in and we had no idea if anything was taken, etc. Caretaker guy boarded that one up. The gal actually saw guys at 5 am running through the yard with 'things' in their hands and chased them around the corner! Oh dear! Her hubby was mad for the usual reasons of safety. At least she tried. So now I know what happened that day.
Caretake came over, looked at the place and lo and behold, a break in! Bonifide this time. He pointed out a back door on the office area of the garage where the door was katty whompis. HE called the cops.
I printed out the pictures of the 'getaway truck' and the guy doing 'yard work' for the police. Two nice gals showed up with a dog who spoke French. NO it's not a mis-placed modifier. The dog actually responded to commands in French.
So gals jumped the fence, found the door was totally off it's hinges and just set it aside! Outside was a pile of the guy's clock collection, a bullhorn (electric type) some trophy looking items, and other assorted stuff. Looks like they were coming back for it since they replaced the door after piling the loot outside.
THEN police advised the caretaker guy to board up the door. He came back with nothing but good will (had to borrow my hammer and nails again of course) but had a buddy with him. THEY discovered that not only was the outer door off, but that an INNER door to the garage proper was bashed in too!
Police and we all figure they will be back tonight to grab what they put outside and maybe more.
In the meantime, caretaker guy called and left the number of the 'neice' who was here and probably has powers of attorney now to verify WHO should be around that property now. I'm guessing it's not the Snake. But I think he's behind this break-in for sure.
The entire neighborhood is now advised and will be on the lookout for the truck and those guys or anyone else we see over there. We are all instructed to call police immediately if ANYONE goes over there. Oh boy.
Sorta's Detective Agency has a case!