One local reader, who said she preferred to remain anonymous due to the nature of her letter, asked us to share this warning with fellow parents. It appears below in full.
Hello, I am a concerned parent who's home was mildly taken advantage of by some of my son's friends while I was away on vacation. Last night another parent came home to find their house damaged and also burglarized of a laptop and camera.
I was hoping Albany Patch could send out an email warning parents about this.
In my case it was a friend of my son's who came over with some girls from another town. (When parents leave town the news travels through a network and the word gets out.)
They took some small statues and a door hanging. Not worth too much monetarily but the point is it's a violation of our space.
If I was a parent going out of town, I would want to be warned about this, so I could put valuables in a safe place.