Need to Know: Rash of Burglaries at Disney Springs

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Need to Know: Rash of Burglaries at Disney Springs

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has been investigating a recent rash of burglaries at Walt Disney World's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

There have been more than 20 cases of electronics stolen since late December, according to a sheriff's report. Often, the burglars obtained access through rear sliding-glass doors. waiting

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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-disney-saratoga-springs-burglaries-20160203-story.html

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OMG, maybe they stole the alarm clocks!

But seriously folks, every time I've stayed at SSR, I felt like I was robbed too! {rimshot}

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This story *really* made me cranky today, because I'll be there in May. Honestly, the thought crossed my mind that with all the gear I take I should consider going elsewhere. Maybe I'll just ask for a higher floor.

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The Colonel wrote:
OMG, maybe they stole the alarm clocks!

But seriously folks, every time I've stayed at SSR, I felt like I was robbed too! {rimshot}

You do make me laugh Mr! laugh

I saw this and wondered if it came from guests leaving their patio doors unlocked? Horrible thing to happen though

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Kristen K. wrote:
This story *really* made me cranky today, because I'll be there in May. Honestly, the thought crossed my mind that with all the gear I take I should consider going elsewhere. Maybe I'll just ask for a higher floor.

I have one of those door-jamb things that make an enormous racket if someone tries to open the door. You should invest in one or two. They are small and run on AA batteries. You have to mind cleaning days though.

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Just came back from Saratoga Springs second floor studio on Sunday. I would definitely request a higher floor! It would be even worse if a cast member left the doors unlocked! confused eek

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I have one of those door-jamb things that make an enormous racket if someone tries to open the door. You should invest in one or two. They are small and run on AA batteries. You have to mind cleaning days though.

That's not a bad idea.

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You can also bring a wooden dowel and place it in the runner when the door is closed. Then you can't slide the door open from the outside at all. I used to have an apartment where the basement floor has a sliding glass door. I always had a wooden dowel in there.

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This thread has really started me thinking. During my recent trip to Old Key West, I was in a first floor studio and my room had the french doors not the sliders out to the patio. Now it should be noted that due to the very cool temps we never used the patio at all during my entire stay,
never. Twice during our stay, and coincidentally both times they were on days that mousekeeping came it to service our room I came in in the evening and found the patio doors deadbolt lock and the doorknob lock both unlocked. Both times I put it off to a forgetful housekeeper (and I still do), but it certainly makes it easy for strangers walking around looking for unlocked doors.

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Vettelover wrote:
This thread has really started me thinking. During my recent trip to Old Key West, I was in a first floor studio and my room had the french doors not the sliders out to the patio. Now it should be noted that due to the very cool temps we never used the patio at all during my entire stay,
never. Twice during our stay, and coincidentally both times they were on days that mousekeeping came it to service our room I came in in the evening and found the patio doors deadbolt lock and the doorknob lock both unlocked. Both times I put it off to a forgetful housekeeper (and I still do), but it certainly makes it easy for strangers walking around looking for unlocked doors.

I would probably follow that up with a quick email to Disney. Sounds fishy

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TinkASL wrote:
You can also bring a wooden dowel and place it in the runner when the door is closed. Then you can't slide the door open from the outside at all. I used to have an apartment where the basement floor has a sliding glass door. I always had a wooden dowel in there.

I lay my mono pod in the runner or mt tripod. just open the legs to whatever length I need to keep the door closed.

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Clever!

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MrHub wrote:
TinkASL wrote:
You can also bring a wooden dowel and place it in the runner when the door is closed. Then you can't slide the door open from the outside at all. I used to have an apartment where the basement floor has a sliding glass door. I always had a wooden dowel in there.

I lay my mono pod in the runner or mt tripod. just open the legs to whatever length I need to keep the door closed.

Oh that's a great idea!

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I saw an article today on DIS updates that they caught the suspects and there have no more incidences since they did.They were not reported as being Disney Cast Members.

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Ms.Mouse wrote:
I saw an article today on DIS updates that they caught the suspects and there have no more incidences since they did.They were not reported as being Disney Cast Members.

I still have to wonder if the suspects were working with cast members? mad

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Suspects Arrested

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-disney-hotel-burglary-suspects-20160218-story.html