Post # 1
Uggg! So my Darling Husband was leaving for work at 7am and he notices that the dash is open and two cups, previously in cup holders, are on the floor. Called me to take a look. The theif got away with $1.25 (seriously?) and the earrings Darling Husband gave me at the end of my birthday scavenger hunt/proposal night years ago 🙁 So annoying because they are like $100 – they aren’t going to get anything at a pawn shop but they mean so much to me.
Weird they didn’t take our XM Sat Radio, expensive baseball bat, DH’s hockey stick. My parents said they were probably looking for cash. So frustrating 🙁 I’m thankful they didnt damage the vehicle though. Our city is quite safe but always scary when something like that happens 🙁
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
Ya we need to start taking everything out of the car – you just get so comfortable. Our parking spot is on back of our house. It is for us, our neighbor, and 2 cars from across the street. Four cars parked together in an open area. Seems like a risky thing to do. Some people’s children…
MsW-to-MrsM: Oh no – his wedding ring 🙁 Brutual
Post # 5
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
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
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 Public Service Announcement to make sure people lock their doors, even if you live in a safe area!
Post # 8
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
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 Darling Husband 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 # 10
JiminyCricket: We ALWAYS lock – even have the beep that annoys a lot of people 😉 My Darling Husband usually drives to softball but he has an exam Friday so he was studying and I drove. He usually reminds me to lock too. BUT after some thinking I’m not 100% sure I locked it? Which makes me feel super guilty. I have the worst memory ever and always question if I left the straightner on – which I never do LOL. So I guess we’ll never know. They may have used a Slim Jim to unlock a door… Sigh! This will be a reminder to double/triple check doors and make sure nothing is left in the car.
Post # 11
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
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
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
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.
Post # 15