My car was broken into a few months back. It took me a few minutes to work it out but when I jumped in I noticed that the glove box etc was all open and then it dawned on me. The bastards had stolen my satellite navigation. Please, no lectures about leaving it in the car. We have a built in one that doesn’t work, so I’d thought they’d see that and not think that we had a portable one. I think the ring on the windscreen was a dead give-away.
I contacted the police and insurance company and as usual it would cost me more on my insurance to replace it than to just by a new one. They sent the CSI out to finger print the car and me, I was hoping for Nick Stokes but no luck. Strangely there was no sign of a break in and I was convinced that I’d locked it. However, as a busy mum I started to doubt myself and hubby definitely didn’t believe me either.
The police officer did say that nowadays criminals don’t need to break windows or jam locks as there are devices out there that allow them to get into cars without damaging them. I thought he was just trying to make me feel better. Until I read this:
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I find the thought of someone lurking and using a device to jam the fob quite unnerving and if I’m honest with myself it is very unlikely that this is what happened. My only advice is to make sure you here the CLUNK before you walk away from your car!
2 thoughts on “The Key to Solving Mysterious Car Crime”
Oh no that is so scary! We always think “Oh God, did we remember to lock the car” – so will make sure we stop and listen now!
Sorry wasn’t intended to frighten anyone but just a little tip to prevent it from happening.