The pawnshop I deal with tries VERY hard to never receive stolen goods, and anyone selling or pawning also submits a thumbprint.
Well, they won't get my TV...it's in the bedroom.
But they could have it if they want - it's an old pile.
Staying hunkered down only works if you have no compelling reason to move, and my son's room down the hall is a compelling reason to move, even though he has security measures in his room as well.
"Hardening" the target with security devices, alarms, and my favorite, big overly protective puppies should help reduce this type of thing.