now that's a heck of a story, sorry to hear that happened to you! I got broken into several times, they started with my vehicles and then the house, all during the day, but I wasn't home at the time. They made off with my small 9mm, which has since been replaced, haha, but even though I didn't live alone at the time, I did work offshore and so was gone a lot. My first solution....we got a big dog with a very loud bark! Most people don't mess around then. Good luck to you but I sure know what it feels like to have your space invaded like that, and it sucks!