I guess they normally just leave the dogs in the bedroom with the door shut. The dogs must have been barking like crazy but itís rural enough that no one heard them. Yes likely canvassed at some point prior.
A few years ago crime seemed to dramatically rise in our area. Maybe someone realized it was an easy area to target since people werenít too wary. We had a series of car break ins. Home break ins and identity theft out of mailboxes. We used to not lock our house until our neighbors were robbed now we lock it all the time.
We had an attempted identity theft but got lucky because the idiots used the wrong birthdate and the credit card they applied for was rejected and we were alerted. We froze our credit.
Now itís free for anyone to freeze their credit and I highly recommend everyone do it. Itís really easy to manage it thru the Internet now.