My house has been robbed recently and from my new job I am getting a Laptop (MacBook). But I am afraid to take such a valuable piece of equipment after the break in. Taking these things into account I constructed a sentence to tell my boss but I am not sure whether it is correct or not.
"I can't take this valuable piece of equipment given the circumstances that my house was broke in."
I was trying to connect these two sentences with given the circumstances but I am not sure if it makes any sense. Is it correct, if not what would be the correct phrase or word for it?
Can I say that my house was robbed? Am I right in thinking that only people get robbed not things?