My PIL’s informed us yesterday that our street and surrounding area has been subjected to some house break-ins. It isn’t the first time that this rumour has been spread.
Generally the finger points straight to les manouches (gypsies) – but seeing as there are a few emcampments in the area I suppose it is easy to blame them. Here in our village there are two pieces of land purchased by gypsies – who have turned them into a parking area for their caravans. There are rumours too, that our Maire was menacé to allow both the sales and planning for the sites to go through.
Between here and Ballancourt-sur-Essonne, a 12 space emcampment has been built with facilities for “les gens de voyage”.
The local emcampments are all featured in the map below:
So to be on the safe side we close all shutters on the house before going to bed, or going out. But if whoever is really determined to break in, then I guess they’ll just get in anyway.