Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | May 1, 2011

Got a vehicle ? You might want to read this one……!

Wednesday, I approached my truck from the passenger side to place my computer bag on the front passenger seat.As I reached to open the door I noticed there was a hole right under my door handle. My first thought was, “someone has shot my truck!” I began to think about it and inspect it a little closer. Then the ‘light’ slowly began to come on.

I phoned my friend who owns a body shop and asked if he had any vehicles with damage to the doors that looked like a bullet hole.”Yes, I see it all the time. Thieves have a punch and place it right under the door handle, knock a hole through, reach in and unlock it, just as if they have a key. No alarms, broken glass or anything”.

I then placed a call to my insurance agent and explained it to him. I was puzzled that they left my GPS and all other belongings. Here is where it gets scary! “Oh no”, he said. “They want the break-in to be so subtle that you don’t even realize it. They look at your GPS to see where ‘home’ is. They know what you drive, so they go to your home and if your vehicle isn’t there, they assume you aren’t either, and break in your home.” He said they can even give you the courtesy of re-locking your doors for you. They will leave a purse or wallet and only take one or two credit cards.

By the time you realize there has been a theft, they may have already had a couple days, or more, to use them.

So, periodically walk around your car; daily – if you are in a shopping centre or other parking area.

Report thefts immediately….your bank with missing cheque numbers, your credit card agencies, police, and insurance companies, etc. And set your home address for a street nearby.

This is what the hole looks like.

“They” have a new way to rob you now!


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