If you’re in a position where you can see the intruder, memorize everything. In the chance they get away before police arrive, you’ll want to be able to give a detailed account of weight, gender, height, attire, vehicles, and direction of travel.
It’ll make it easier for police to track the intruder down and prevent them from victimizing other homes. You will also want to note everything that was broken or stolen so you can make a detailed report for police and start recovering from the break-in.
A break-in can be an unnerving and traumatic experience, but a little preparation can help you prevent a home intrusion and stay calm if it does happen. Take some time to check and improve the security of your home and practice your break-in protocol at home like you would a fire or earthquake drill.