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Old 04-21-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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So they can turn it in for recycling the platinum it contains.
Ah wow. Did not realize that. Man, some desperate metal thieves out there for sure.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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Ah wow. Did not realize that. Man, some desperate metal thieves out there for sure.
Like the copper out of an air conditioner.. They get about $50 for it.

And costs you many hundreds if not thousands of dollars to have it repaired.

You'd be better off having them walk up to your door and just handing them $50.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Like the copper out of an air conditioner.. They get about $50 for it.

And costs you many hundreds if not thousands of dollars to have it repaired.

You'd be better off having them walk up to your door and just handing them $50.
I agree. I am OP's wife. I would have happily given the thief the money they received from my part, versus what it is going to end up costing us.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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I agree. I am OP's wife. I would have happily given the thief the money they received from my part, versus what it is going to end up costing us.
Hate that this happened to you. Hope you find an economical way to get the repair done.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Hate that this happened to you. Hope you find an economical way to get the repair done.
Thanks. We only moved here a few months ago. It has taken the wind out of my sails, but, I will rebound. In our 31 years of marriage, and living in CA, KS, MO, and OK we have never been victims of a crime. Except for in CA, I've never worried for personal or vehicle safety. I can not say the same for living here. On the other hand, there is MUCH I like about the area too. Again, I realize in the big scheme of things this is NOTHING.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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Thanks. We only moved here a few months ago. It has taken the wind out of my sails, but, I will rebound. In our 31 years of marriage, and living in CA, KS, MO, and OK we have never been victims of a crime. Except for in CA, I've never worried for personal or vehicle safety. I can not say the same for living here. On the other hand, there is MUCH I like about the area too. Again, I realize in the big scheme of things this is NOTHING.
We lived in Chicagoland for many years, never had an issue with any property crime. Lived here about a month, and someone smashed my window out in the Costco parking lot in broad daylight. The cops told me there is a high volume of property crimes around here. Needless to say it sucks and i know how ya feel!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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Lived in Simpsonville for a couple of years - no crime at all. Then, moved to the city limits of Greenville - both of my cars burglarized - granted they were both unlocked - I know of multiple neighbors who have been victims of property theft - huge problem here - causes could be multiple: Greenville is adjacent to very sketchy areas, economic downturn, lack of city police, etc etc - also, stark poverty is widespread in SC and shocking - just drive outside of Greenville County into Laurens County - it's like a third world country
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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We lived in Chicagoland for many years, never had an issue with any property crime. Lived here about a month, and someone smashed my window out in the Costco parking lot in broad daylight. The cops told me there is a high volume of property crimes around here. Needless to say it sucks and i know how ya feel!
I am sorry you can relate. Yes, we knew it was high crime here, but, you never think it is going to happen to you. As I said, it could be worse. I am glad they didn't steal the car, lol.

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Lived in Simpsonville for a couple of years - no crime at all. Then, moved to the city limits of Greenville - both of my cars burglarized - granted they were both unlocked - I know of multiple neighbors who have been victims of property theft - huge problem here - causes could be multiple: Greenville is adjacent to very sketchy areas, economic downturn, lack of city police, etc etc - also, stark poverty is widespread in SC and shocking - just drive outside of Greenville County into Laurens County - it's like a third world country
I believe you are SPOT ON. If and when we do buy, Simpsonville is on my radar. For the next two years we will be living in the city limits of Greenville. We only have a few more months left here(apt), and then we are headed to a unit that has restricted gates.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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Lived in Simpsonville for a couple of years - no crime at all. Then, moved to the city limits of Greenville - both of my cars burglarized - granted they were both unlocked - I know of multiple neighbors who have been victims of property theft - huge problem here - causes could be multiple: Greenville is adjacent to very sketchy areas, economic downturn, lack of city police, etc etc - also, stark poverty is widespread in SC and shocking - just drive outside of Greenville County into Laurens County - it's like a third world country
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We lived in Chicagoland for many years, never had an issue with any property crime. Lived here about a month, and someone smashed my window out in the Costco parking lot in broad daylight. The cops told me there is a high volume of property crimes around here. Needless to say it sucks and i know how ya feel!
This is surprising - I can't think of anyone in my circle of Greenville friends that has been the victim of a property crime. And I'm shocked to hear what happened in the Costco parking lot! Did they smash your window to steal something inside, or just for the heck of it?
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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What everyone is mentioning are crimes of opportunity.

Don't leave your vehicle unlocked. Higher vehicles such as the Honda CR-V the OP mentions.. 4x4 trucks and the like are more apt to have a cat stolen because they're easier to access. Crawl under with a pipe cutter and in 5 mins, they're gone.

Locking the doors, you can do something about.. The OP.. Not a whole lot short of not having that particular vehicle.

They do market cat theft deterrent systems.. But they cost about $175 BEFORE installation.

As I recall, the bus depot over in Mauldin got hit by cat thieves a while back, didn't it? Yeah.. 2009, so, about 5 years ago.. Catalytic Converters Stolen from 12 Greenville School Buses : Greenville Dragnet
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