I watch Dragnet on a classic TV network we get. They had a show where a burglar played by Burt Mustin was doing the same thing - he'd hit houses where people were at funerals, weddings, and other things listed in the newspaper.
We were burglarized last year and it still affects our behavior. We lock all the doors, even when we are at home. We also do other things that I don't want to mention in public. It wasn't so much the loss of the items as it was the feeling of being violated.