I used to live in a small town not far from Birmingham, Alabama (one time and frequent Murder Capitol). I was robbed 3 times in 5 years. Once, my wife and I got home from work at around 3PM and someone was in our house - all doors were chained from the inside. My wife wanted to bust the door down - I was running to the car LOL.
I convinced her to take the "flight" option with me. We called the cops and the dispatcher didn't dispatch the call since she needed the money - it was her friend inside.
Anyway - the robber didn't take any of the computer stuff (I have tons). He took my change jar. He needed a fix.
My sympathies to you Kevin. It feels like being violated doesn't it? Like it's personal...
"The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development."