Back to the OP--this scenario is the one I personally fear the most--other than a drive-by spraying with an AK--because nearly every house on my block and across the street has been hit using similar tactics. Because they often choose daylight hours--and I'm at home during the day--so far they've bypassed my house. I believe that proximity activity outside the home and anything that prevents the "go" decision being made is by far the best defense. If they decide to hit while I'm there--it's probably going to be a bloody mess one way or another since the gangs put a premium on speed.
Indeed a shame--I just reread the article--it mentions the kid was a playstation addict. Playstations and similar video game devices are one of the number one theft targets here. kids play...word gets around...
Last edited by hangglider; February 4, 2012 at 05:06 PM.