My dad left his car in the driveway last night and when he woke up this morning to leave for work, he noticed a CD on his chair and immediately knew someone had been in his car. Two motion-sensing 500 watt halogen lamps were stolen (value of $100 total, just purchased the day before), along with various other items. Thankfully nothing of /great/ value was taken. In any case, theft is very disturbing and it's been on everyone's mind all day today. Even though nothing major was stolen, it's just the invasion of privacy that's lingering. This happened in the wee hours of the night and no one heard a thing, not even our dog (that barks at every moving thing outside) was bothered. We live in a very safe neighborhood and nothing like this has ever happened in the decades we've lived here. This got me thinking. What if I had been awake? Realistically, what could I have done to protect my property? If I were to call the cops, there is a high chance that the thief (or thieves) would be gone before they got here. I have a CCW license and a handgun - if I went out and displayed force, they'd run away with no consequences for their actions. What could I have done, had I been awake, to stop the robbery? Thoughts?