Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ALERT: Don't Leave Your Wallet, Purse or Any Valuables In Your Vehicle! (Even For Less Than a Minute)

There has been a rash of break-ins in which purses and wallets were stolen from tons of cars in Day Care and School Parking lots. Vandals have been breaking into vehicles since their existence, this we know. A thief trend has been popping up lately targeting parents leaving their car for a minute. They scope the place and wait to see if a purse/wallet has been carried inside by the vehicle driver. When none is to be seen, BAM! broken window and valuables are gone in mere seconds. Even better for the crook, the door is unlocked and they nab your purse/wallet even quicker. The thieves use licenses from the wallets to trick bank tellers into giving them money from the victims' accounts. Some thieves steal the vehicle later or even worse, go to your home and take the thieving to a whole nother level. Many parents are busy and don't want to carry their purses, so they think that hiding them in a car seat will be OK. But that's not so, regardless of whether people lock their car doors or not. BEWARE: Take your valuables with you regardless if you'll only be away from your car for a minute. Carry a special light weight bag or clutch with you for those drop off and pick up moments. It's a horrible crime but be your own advocate and save yourself from being a victim.

Car window broken. (Photo by Getty Images)

8 comments :

  1. I was telling my wife about this. 3 cars at our sons daycare were broken into last week. Poor parents left everything inside. I guess men aren't really targeted because we carry our wallets in our back pockets. The 3 people were women too. Thank you for sharing this, it sums it all up.

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  2. I would be so mad and frightened if this happened to me. It sickens me so much that crooks do this. Thanks for the heads up, I can't handle watching the news anymore.

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  3. It saddens me that people would target people picking up their children--I never leave my car without my pocketbook and since my car has been broken into overnight more then a couple of times-I leave nothing valuable in that at all-not the registration either!

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  4. I hate that people do this to others! When my now husband first moved in with me at my old apartment, he wasn't there for a week before we came out and found his window bashed out and ALL of his work tools gone. His car had tinted windows and a cover over the hatchback part where he kept the tools, so you couldn't see in at all. This was a horrible hit as he is an Electrician and has to have his own tools to work. It was so upsetting! It took us a very long time to be able to replace all the tools, and we are still working on it. The only thing that comforts me is knowing that Karma is a bi--h! It will come back on those who do this! i cant believe this happened at a DAYCARE of all places! How scary and upsetting!

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  5. That is horrible!! That happened to our mall during Christmas time. They took all the gifts in the vehicles. So sad!!

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  6. Oh yikes! Thats scary! My hubby has this horrible habit of leaving the keys in the car, often times in the ignition! ay ya ya!

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  7. Such a good reminder! As a couple friends found out the hard way, thieves don't know that that bag in the car is just full of diapers...

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  8. this is horrible but i always try to make sure i keep my valuables with me at all times and if i dont i hide them so they are not visible in the car.

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