A nice house in a nice neighborhood. The young man in that family felt safe in his home. And the parents felt safe enough that they didn't quite feel the need to go over a plan of action with their children. I have conflicting thoughts here because on one hand it's important for children to know they have a safe stable environment. Maybe in the teenage years (more likely to be left alone) the children could handle a plan of action but too early and they might always be on edge. Part of me wants to make this a parenting issue but really it's the perps.
Not following along with the whole pawn shop debate but I will say this: what do you think happens when a robber finds he can't sell the stolen goods for cash? - I can only guess that it's useless in his/her eyes and the hard earned property is now trash.