NWR – Someone broke into our car :(

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

So sorry to hear about this 🙁  It’s so violating, isn’t it?!  Our car was broken into a couple years ago and all they took were some CDs.  They missed the little holder with about $20 in change in it.  Having to deal with getting the window replaced was SUCH a hassle.  We leave zero things in our car now. 

I hope you feel better soon…

Post # 3
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s happened to us twice in the past year. They didn’t find anything to take, but it still makes you so angry!

My BIL made the mistake of leaving his wedding ring in the car years ago, and it was stolen. It was an heirloom. Definitely don’t leave things in cars.

Post # 5
2578 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our car was broken into while we were on vacation. We thought it would be safe in DH’s parents’ parking garage at their condo, but nope–fortunately, like your situation, it seemed like they just wanted loose change.

Post # 6
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That is so frustrating! It’s good they didn’t take anything else but really…i just want to smack thieves and tell them to go earn their own money!

Our truck was broken into two days after we moved; we were in a hotel because the heat and water weren’t on in the new house yet. They totally shattered one window and took a briefcase that had all three laptops (personal and work) plus tons of personal paperwork from the move. We called the cops but they never found any of it. I just hope whoever got my laptop looks at all my nice pictures and feels guilty haha!

Post # 7
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

So sorry you have to deal with this!   If there was no damage, does that mean you didn’t lock your doors? 

I live in a very safe neighborhood, and every so often people complain that their cars were broken into but they hadn’t locked the doors.  (One time, they didn’t lock their doors and left a wallet on the front seat…)  Just a PSA to make sure people lock their doors, even if you live in a safe area!

Post # 8
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

What a bad way to start the morning. I try to be really conscious of putting everything out of sight and not leaving any valuables in the car. Even spare change is valuable to some so I always put it out of sight in the center console. It’s sad we have to take these measures but necessary.

Post # 9
4673 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That sucks!  You just feel so violated after something like that happens.  Even though they are just material posessions, your trust of other people starts to get stripped away.  

The last time our car was broken into it was in our driveway, parked in an open garadge, in a very nice neighborhood.  They got away with the GPS I bought DH for Christmas, which cost about $250.  That one was really anoying, especially since I suspect it was our upstair’s neighbor’s kid.  I’ve had car radios stollen too.  For over a year  I had to drive around in a car without a radio or tape player because I couldn’t afford to relpace it.  

Post # 11
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve actually heard in some areas it’s better to leave your doors UNLOCKED.  At least that way they don’t damage the car breaking into it.

I’ve never done that, but there seems to be a big issue here the last few years.  My car was broken into and I had just had maintance done on it, so had cleaned out all of the stuff.  They didn’t bother taking the loonie and quarter I keep in there for shopping carts, for the mitts.

DH’s work truck was broken into and they didn’t take a thing, even though he keeps his work credit card in there along with a bunch of other stuff – it was my $5 sunglasses that they broke.

Post # 12
1178 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My husband used to never lock the car and one night his car got broken into and they took his GPS… He was pissed but they didn’t take anything else except for change.  He locks it all the time now.  

If my car was broken into all they would get are CD’s & sunglasses…and who buys those anymore?

It’s such a sucky thing.  What’s wrong with people???!

Post # 13
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

AB Bride:  yep! We have had a rash of car break-ins lately and the cops are saying it might be best to just leave your car unlocked because the crooks aren’t taking anything more than CD’s and change… My brother had his car broken into while he was at the beach- smashed his front window and didn’t get anything but a pack of CDs! He doesnt even have a nice car, it’s like a beat up 90’s Hyundai! Paid more for the window than any of those cd’s were ever worth… Unfortunatly it happens alot around here… 

Post # 14
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

tcgstar:  My car was broken into this past week. I left my windows slightly cracked overnight because it was 100 degrees outside and they mustve stuck something in there to unlock the doors. They got away with my stereo since I don’t leave anything good in my car. It was very violating and frustrating though. 

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